Rhyzobius litura

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Rhyzobius litura
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R. litura
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Rhyzobius litura
(Fabricius, 1787) [1]

Rhyzobius litura is a species of beetle in family Coccinellidae. It is found in the Palearctic [2] It is mainly found in Western Europe , especially in the United Kingdom In the southeast, the area spreads to Bulgaria and Greece.[3] In the East it is partly replaced by the related species Rhyzobius chrysomeloides. The species lives in forests on trees and on various herbaceous plants in places where it is protected from wind and weather.

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  1. ^ Fabricius, J.C., 1787. Mantissa insectorum, sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus genericis, differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus. Christ. Gottl. Proft, Hafniae. Two volumes.
  2. ^ Joy, N 1932 A Practical Handbook of British Beetles
  3. ^ Fauna Europaea