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Black-margined Loosestrife Beetle Eggs - Neogalerucella calmariensis The eggs are spherical, white, and topped with frass.<br />
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The larvae and adults of this species only feed on purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), which is invasive. The beetles have been introduced in North America as a biological control agent for purple loosestrife.<br />
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I found eggs, larvae, and adults on purple loosestrife in a rural garden.<br />
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The larvae and adults of this species only feed on purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), which is invasive. The beetles have been introduced in North America as a biological control agent for purple loosestrife.<br />
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I found eggs, larvae, and adults on purple loosestrife in a rural garden. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/81248/black-margined_loosestrife_beetle_eggs_-_neogalerucella_calmariensis.html Black-margined loosestrife beetle,Geotagged,Neogalerucella calmariensis,Spring,United States" /></a></figure> Black-margined loosestrife beetle,Geotagged,Neogalerucella calmariensis,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Black-margined Loosestrife Beetle Eggs - Neogalerucella calmariensis

The eggs are spherical, white, and topped with frass.

The larvae and adults of this species only feed on purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), which is invasive. The beetles have been introduced in North America as a biological control agent for purple loosestrife.

I found eggs, larvae, and adults on purple loosestrife in a rural garden.

Black-margined Loosestrife Beetle Eggs - Neogalerucella calmariensis The eggs are spherical, white, and topped with frass.<br />
<br />
The larvae and adults of this species only feed on purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), which is invasive. The beetles have been introduced in North America as a biological control agent for purple loosestrife.<br />
<br />
I found eggs, larvae, and adults on purple loosestrife in a rural garden. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/81248/black-margined_loosestrife_beetle_eggs_-_neogalerucella_calmariensis.html Black-margined loosestrife beetle,Geotagged,Neogalerucella calmariensis,Spring,United States

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''Neogalerucella calmariensis'' is a species in the family Chrysomelidae , in the order Coleoptera . The species is known generally as the "black-margined loosestrife beetle".
The distribution range of ''Neogalerucella calmariensis'' includes Europe & Northern Asia and North America.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 1, 2019. Captured May 15, 2019 10:25 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm