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
Species:
O. cerasi
Binomial name
Orsodacne cerasi
(Linnaeus 1758)
Synonyms[1]
  • Chrysomela cerasi

DescriptionEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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.