Luperus flavipes (Linnaeus, 1767)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Luperus > Luperus flavipes


Size: 3.6-5mm
Basic colour: Black
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Yellow to reddish-brown (sides almost straight)
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Luperus longicornis



Status: Widespread but scattered; can be locally common, but appears to have declined since 1970. Scarce (Notable B)
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Usually alder and birch, also on other trees.
Overwintering: As larvae
Food: Adults on birch leaves, larvae on roots of grasses

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