Galeruca laticollis (Sahlberg, C.R., 1838)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Galeruca > Galeruca laticollis


Size: 6-9mm
Basic colour: Brownish
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Black (as are antennae)

Western Palaearctic


Status: Endangered (RDB1); records from a few scattered locations in southern and eastern England, but recently only from a small area of a single site in Norfolk, therefore vulnerable to over-collecting.
RDB Category: Endangered (RDB1)
Habitat: Fens and coppices
Host plant: Thistles (Cirsium spp)
Overwintering: Not as adults
Food: Leaves of thistles
Other notes: In Scandinavia, adults and larvae may be predated by the carabid beetle Lebia cruxminor.

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