Crepidodera plutus


    2.5 to 3.7 mm. Pronotum and elytra normally unicolourous although bicoloured specimens are not uncommon. Green, coppery sometimes blue, in the field often appearing purple.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with Willows.

    When to see it

    Mainly from April to October.

    Life History

    Widespread records from southern Britain, becoming less common further north.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 44 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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