Brassy Willow Beetle - Phratora vitellinae

    Description

    3.8 to 5.0 mm. Usually brassy/bronze but sometimes blueish or greenish. 2nd antennal segment shorter than 3rd. No depression on head between antennae.

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    Habitat

    Found on Willows and Poplars.

    When to see it

    Found mainly in the Summer months.

    Life History

    Both the adults and their larvae feed on the leaves of Willow and Poplar.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 30 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map