Psylliodes picina (Marsham, 1802)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Psylliodes > Psylliodes picina


Size: 2-2.9mm
Basic colour: Dark reddish-brownish, or pronotum red and elytra very dark brown.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Reddish-brownish
Confusion species: Psylliodes luteola

Western Palaearctic; introduced into North America.


Status: Widely scattered
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Common reed (Phragmites australis), various trees, and cultivated cereals; possibly other plants.
Overwintering: As adults in moss, grass tussocks and rotten bark.
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae probably at roots.
Other notes: With teneral specimens, take care to avoid confusion with P. luteola.

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