Psylliodes cuprea (Koch, J.D.W., 1803)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Psylliodes > Psylliodes cuprea


Size: 2.3-4mm
Basic colour: Metallic green, bronze or blue
Pattern colour: None (note frons of head entirely as basic colour)
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Orange-red, hind femora darkened.

Palaearctic, including the Middle East and North Africa


Status: Widely scattered
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Brassicaceae; also ash and oaks.
Overwintering: As adults in rubbish heaps.
Food: Adults on leaves (especially of seedlings), larvae are leaf- and stem-miners.


Key, R.S. (1993). A plea for specimens of Psylliodes cuprea(Koch), P. chrysocephala (L.) (Chrysomelidae) and Ceutorhynchus contractus (Marsham) (Curculionidae) to compare with specimens from Lundy Island. The Coleopterist 2(2): 59.

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