Chrysomela populi

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Chrysomela populi
Chrysomelidae - Chrysomela populi.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Chrysomela
Species: C. populi
Binomial name
Chrysomela populi
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Melasoma populi (Stephens, 1834)

Chrysomela populi is a species of broad-shouldered leaf beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Chrysomelinae.


Larva description[edit]

The larvae of the species is white coloured with black dots.[1]

Adult description[edit]

Length is about 10–12 mm. Head and pronotum are black, while elytra is bright red, with a black stain at the base. Some species come as orange coloured.[2]

It can be distinguished from Chrysolina grossa by its shorter antennae and less estensive pronotum.

It feeds on plants of the Salicaceae species, especially Populus and willow species.[3]

It is found in most of Europe.


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