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Macroplea appendiculata

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Supergroup: 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: Donaciinae
Genus: Macroplea
Species: Macroplea appendiculata

Macroplea appendiculata (Panzer, 1794)

Macroplea appendiculata (Panzer, 1794) Taxon details on Fauna Europaea

Macroplea appendiculata is a species of leaf beetle of the subfamily Donaciinae which can be found in Northern and Central Europe.[1]

Beetle length is 5.5–8.5 millimetres (0.22–0.33 in), and is orange.[2] The first segment of hind tarsi much shorter than the second. Notum almost square. Thorn on top of elytron is long and thin. The head and shield with a red-yellow hairs, prothorax and elytra have a yellow color, the points in the grooves between rows, and often prominent on elytra back.

Beetles are found near rivers and lakes, they feed on generally pondweed (Potamogeton) and Myriophyllum plants.

"Macroplea appendiculata (Panzer, 1794)". Fauna Europaea. 2.6.2. August 29, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
"Colour". Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-06-02.

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