Cryptocephalus violaceus Laicharting, 1781

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Cryptocephalus > Cryptocephalus violaceus


Size: 4-6mm
Basic colour: Metallic dark blue, usually with a green or violet tinge.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour


Status: Known only from two sites in England, and not recorded since 1864. Possibly extinct.
Habitat: Deciduous woodland
Host plant: Various (herbs and deciduous trees)
Overwintering: Unknown
Food: Unknown in Britain.

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