Galerucella tenella (Linnaeus, 1761)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Galerucella > Galerucella tenella


Size: 3-4mm
Basic colour: Dusky yellow to pale brown.
Pattern colour: Sometimes a central dark spot on the pronotum
Number of spots: See pattern
Pronotoum: As basic colour, sometimes with a dark spot
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Galerucella pusilla



Status: Common and widespread
Habitat: Various, mainly wetlands but also drier locations.
Host plant: Various Rosaceae
Overwintering: Adult hibernate in moss and grass tussocks, and under leaves.
Food: Underside of host leaves.
Other notes: Possible chalcid wasp parasite of larvae, but little known.

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