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Chrysomela vigintipunctata

Chrysomela vigintipunctata

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Chrysomelidae
Subfamilia: Chrysomelinae
Tribus: Chrysomelini
Subtribus: Chrysomelina
Genus: Chrysomela
Species: Chrysomela vigintipunctata
Subspecies: C. v. alticola – C. v. vigintipunctata

Chrysomela vigintipunctata (Scopoli, 1763)

Coccinella vigintipunctata Scopoli, 1763: 78 (original combination)

Primary references

Scopoli, J.A. 1763. Entomologia Carniolica exhibens insecta Carnioliae indigena et distributa in ordines, genera, species, varietates: methodo Linnaeana (1763). pp. 1–35, 1–420. Trattner, Vindobonae [Vienna]. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Kippenberg, H. 2010. Subfamily Chrysomelinae Latreille, 1802. Pp. 390–443. In: Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6. Chrysomeloidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. 924 pp. ISBN 978-87-88757-84-2. Google Books. Reference page.


Chrysomela vigintipunctata (Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae) - atlas of beetles of Russia
Chrysomela vigintipunctata (Scopoli, 1763). Chrysomelidae - The Leaf Beetles of Europe and the Mediterranean Subregion (Checklist and Iconography).

Vernacular names
čeština: Mandelinka dvacetitečná
Deutsch: Gefleckter Weidenblattkäfer

Chrysomela vigintipunctata, or the spotted willow leaf beetle, is a species of broad-shouldered leaf beetle belonging to the family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Chrysomelinae.

The length of the beetles varies from 6.5 to 9.2 mm. Both larvae and adults feed on the leaves of its host plants, especially Salicaceae species. Elytra usually are yellowish-green, with ten black spots on each side, while the head and the pronotum are black, with yellow sides.

Beetles live mostly in forests, along lakes, swamps and feed on willow and Populus.

They are found in most of Europe, Mongolia, Russian Far East and Japan. A single dead specimen was found, for the first time in Britain, at Southwold beach, east Suffolk on 26 May 2016. A search in suitable habitat for more specimens was unsuccessful.[1]


Wright, Richard (2016). "Beetles". British Wildlife. 28 (2): 133–5. ISSN 0958-0956.

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