Aphthona atrocaerulea (Stephens, 1829)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Aphthona > Aphthona atrocaerulea


Size: 1.8-2.1mm
Basic colour: Black head & pronotum; elytra black with violet reflection.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Black
Leg colour: Black


Status: Widely scattered.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various spurges, especially cypress spurge; also gorses.
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in moss.
Food: Adults and larvae feed on spurge leaves; larvae probably feed on the roots.

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