Cryptocephalus marginatus

Cryptocephalus marginatus

"Cryptocephalus marginatus" is a cylindrical leaf beetle belonging to the family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Cryptocephalinae. The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1781.
Cryptocephalus marginatus Fabricius, 1781 - female 4.5 mm long Chrysomelidae Cryptocephalus marginatus,France,Geotagged,Spring

Appearance

"Cryptocephalus marginatus" can reach a length of 3.5 – 5 mm. This species shows an evident sexual dimorphism. The females are generally much larger than males. The males usually are black with blue metallic reflections, while the females have yellow elytra with black margins.

Adults can be found from May to August in the lowlands and in the lower parts of mountains on "Betula verrucosa", "Alnus viridis", "Sorbus aucuparia" and various species of oaks.
Cryptocephalus marginatus Fabricius, 1781 - male 4.4 mm long Chrysomelidae Cryptocephalus marginatus,France,Geotagged,Spring

Distribution

This species is present in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and in the former Yugoslavia.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyChrysomelidae
GenusCryptocephalus
SpeciesC. marginatus
Photographed in
France