Cryptocephalus labiatus (Linnaeus, 1761)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Cryptocephalus > Cryptocephalus labiatus


Size: 2.0-2.8mm
Basic colour: Shiny black.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Black
Leg colour: Yellowish, but with femora, tibiae and tarsi at least partly dark brown or black.
Confusion species: Cryptocephalus exiguus
, Confusion species: Cryptocephalus querceti


Status: Common and widespread.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various
Overwintering: Development from egg to adult takes about one year.
Food: Usually birch leaves, also pollen and the leaves of other plants.
Other notes: Similar to the rarer C. querceti and C. exiguus.

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