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Agelastica alni - Almost black Shot this individual a few weeks back - almost entirely black to the eye, whereas this species normally is clearly blue. Difficult to capture the subtleties of the dark colour properly...  Agelastica,Agelastica alni,Alder leaf beetle,Chrysomelidae,Galerucinae,Jane's garden,Melanism,Sermylini,nl: Elzenhaantje Click/tap to enlarge

Agelastica alni - Almost black

Shot this individual a few weeks back - almost entirely black to the eye, whereas this species normally is clearly blue. Difficult to capture the subtleties of the dark colour properly...

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  1. You captured it brilliantly, Arp! Posted 3 months ago

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Agelastica alni, the alder leaf beetle, is a species of leaf beetle in the genus Agelastica. Agelastica alni is distributed in Europe, the Caucasuses, Siberia, north-eastern Kazakhstan, and in the 19th century was introduced to the USA.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jul 15, 2020.