Orsodacne cerasi

Orsodacne cerasi is a species of leaf beetle in the family Orsodacnidae.[2]

Orsodacne cerasi
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Orsodacne cerasi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Orsodacnidae
Genus: Orsodacne
O. cerasi
Binomial name
Orsodacne cerasi
(Linnaeus 1758)
  • Chrysomela cerasi


Orsodacne cerasi is pale orange in colour and measures 4.5–6.4 mm in length. Within the genus it is identified by having diffusely punctured elytra and being almost hairless.[2]

Habitat and lifecycleEdit

Adult O. cerasi may be found in mixed or deciduous woodland.[2] They are active between the months of April and September and have been recorded feeding on a range of plants, favouring woody and herbaceous plants with white flowers, including: Syringa vulgaris, Heracleum sphondylium, Petroselinum spp., Aruncus dioicus, Crataegus monogyna, Filipendula ulmaria, Prunus avium, Prunus domestica, and Sorbus aucuparia.[3]


  1. ^ "Official Lists and Indexes of Names in Zoology" (PDF). International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. March 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Hubble, D. (2012). Keys to the adults of seed and leaf beetles of Britain and Ireland. Field Studies Council. p. 51.
  3. ^ "Orsodacne cerasi". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 24 August 2018.