Phyllotreta cruciferae (Goeze, 1777)    Notable B

Female
Local in central and southern England. On wild and cultivated Brassiceae, nasturtiums (Tropaeolum) and wild Mignonette (Reseda lutea). Adults hibernate at grass roots, in leaf mould or dead wood.

L. 1.8-2.5mm. Head black with frons and vertex extensively and evenly punctate. Antennae black with basal segments 2-4 often reddish. Pronotal and elytral punctures coarse with a tendency to rows in the elytra. Elytra and pronotum metallic blue, green or blue-green, the pronotum often with a contrasting brassy tinge. Legs black to pitchy.
Male with 1st tarsomere broadened.

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