Donacia clavipes Fabricius, 1793

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Donacia > Donacia clavipes


Donacia clavipes
Donacia clavipes


Size: 8.3-10.5mm
Basic colour: Shiny metallic brassy-green to coppery.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Red-brown



Status: Widespread and locally abundant, but widely scattered. Scarce (Notable B)
Habitat: Common reed (Phragmites australis) beds in various situations.
Host plant: Common reed (Phragmites australis)
Overwintering: Three-year life cycle with adults overwintering in cocoons.
Food: Adults on young leaf-shoots, larvae on roots.


Dutton, C. & Dutton, A. (2012). Donacia clavipes Fabricius and Hydrothassa glabra (Herbst) (Chrysomelidae) in Nottinghamshire VC 56. The Coleopterist 21(2): 102.

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