Chaetocnema arida Foudras, 1860

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Chaetocnema > Chaetocnema arida


Size: 1.5-2mm
Basic colour: Bronze-brown, often with a greenish reflection, sometime very dark blue to almost black.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Femora as basic colour, tibiae/tarsi usually brownish, front tarsi sometimes bronze.


Status: Widely scattered in Wales and southern England
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Sedes and rushes, also galingales (Cyperus spp).
Overwintering: Probably as adults in moss on wood.
Food: Life cycle unknown, but larvae possibly in stems.

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