Chaetocnema subcoerulea (Kutschera, 1864)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Chaetocnema > Chaetocnema subcoerulea


Size: 1.8-2.2mm
Basic colour: Dark blue, rarely greenish or black.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Femora black with faint metallic reflection; tibiae and tarsi usually brownish.



Status: Scarce (Notable B), mainly in the southernmost counties of England.
Habitat: Various wet habitats
Host plant: Rushes and sedges
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in grass tussocks and Sphagnum.
Food: Unknown, though adults assumed to be leaf-feeders

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