Phyllotreta exclamationis (Thunberg, 1784)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Phyllotreta > Phyllotreta exclamationis


Size: 1.5-1.8mm
Basic colour: Black
Pattern colour: Variable yellow marks on the elytra (a band or two elongate spots, sometimes thinly connected)
Number of spots: See pattern
Spot fusions: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Western Palaearctic (not Iberia), including Caucasus and Siberia.


Status: Widespread (very rare in Scotland)
Habitat: various (with or near water)
Host plant: Various Brassicaceae
Overwintering: As adults in moss, grass tussocks and under bark.
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae probably at roots.

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