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Beetle Poplar Leaf Beetles

Poplar Leaf Beetle - Photo  Copyright 2002 Gary Bradley Photo: G. Bradley

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Latin name: Chrysomela populi

Size: Approximately 10mms long.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: April to October.

Food: Feeds on leaves.

Habitat: Normally found on it's food, the leaves of poplars and also willow trees.

Special features: Has a very round, ladybird-like appearance. The wing casings are a bright reddish-brown colour, and sometimes feature dark patches. The rest of its body is dark green.

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