Chrysomela populi

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 29 September 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Chrysomela populi (NL: Populierenhaantje, Grote populierenhaan / EN: Chrysomela populi / DE: Pappelblattkäfer, Weidenblattkäfer / FR: Chrysomèle du peuplier, Mélasome du peuplier, Lina du peuplier) is a species of broad-shouldered leaf beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Chrysomelinae. 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. It feeds on plants of the Salicaceae species, especially Populus and Salix species.

Image: Merksplas (BE) – 21/07/2012

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Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm