Chrysomelidae
1-18mm. Antennae filiform, filiform-serrate or gradually and only moderately thickened apically but never clubbed (cf. Coccinellidae, which some species superficially resemble), often distinctly serrate in Bruchinae, not inserted in grooves or pits and not mounted on tubercles (Cerambycidae). Eyes entire except in Bruchinae where they are notched. Head not rostrate (Curculionidae). Elytra covering abdomen except in gravid females of many species and Bruchinae where the pygidium is exposed. Tarsi pseudotetramerous on all legs, the fourth segment usually minute, almost always with some bilobed segments, but see Macroplea.

Recent incorporation of Bruchidae as a subfamily, along with the various distinctive forms included in other subfamilies of Chrysomelidae has prompted us to give a brief description of each so that a broad familiarity can be gained fairly quickly. Most species are brightly coloured or metallic or both and are easily recognised. They will soon appear in the sweep net or beating tray, adults generally from the larval foodplant at sometime during the spring, summer or autumn. A surprising number are to be found in the winter in grass tussocks or under bark or logs e.g. Crepidodera, Plagiodera, Longitarsus and Chaetocnema.

Joy's is variously useful as explained below. The group is covered by Mohr, K.H., 1966 in Vol.9 of Die Kafer Mitteleuropas, updated in 1994 by Kippenberg in Vol.14. Bienkowski's work is very useful but does not cover all our species. Michael Cox's 2007 atlas provides the most recent list of references dealing with the British list.

Two genera formerly included within the Chrysomelidae, Zeugophora and Orsodacne are now raised to family status Megalopodidae and Orsodacnidae respectively.

Bruchinae
Donaciinae
Criocerinae
Lamprosomatinae
Cryptocephalinae
Eumolpinae
Chrysomelinae
Galerucinae
Cassidinae
 
Bruchinae

Acanthoscelides
obtectus

Bruchidius
varius

Bruchidius
varius

Bruchus
rufimanus

Bruchus
rufipes

Bruchidius
villosus
Donaciinae

Donacia
marginata

Donacia
semicuprea

Donacia
semicuprea

Donacia
semicuprea

Donacia
semicuprea

Donacia
semicuprea

Donacia
simplex

Donacia
simplex

Plateumaris
sericea

Plateumaris
sericea
Criocerinae

Lema
cyanella

Lema
cyanella

Lema
cyanella

Lema
cyanella

Lilioceris
lilii

Lilioceris
lilii

Oulema
melanopus

Oulema
melanopus

Oulema
obscura

Oulema
obscura

Oulema
obscura

Oulema
obscura

Oulema
melanopus

Oulema
rufocyanea
Cryptocephalinae

Clytra
quadripunctata

Cryptocephalus
fulvus

Cryptocephalus
fulvus

Cryptocephalus
fulvus

Cryptocephalus
bipunctatus

Cryptocephalus
labiatus

Cryptocephalus
labiatus

Cryptocephalus
labiatus

Cryptocephalus
labiatus

Cryptocephalus
pusillus

Cryptocephalus
pusillus
Lamprosomatinae

Oomorphus
concolor
Eumolpinae

Bromius
Chrysomelinae

Chrysolina
americana

Chrysolina
herbacea

Chrysolina
hyperici

Chrysolina
marginata

Chrysolina
oricalcia

Chrysolina
oricalcia

Chrysolina
oricalcia

Chrysolina
oricalcia

Chrysolina
oricalcia

Chrysolina
polita

Chrysolina
violacea

Chrysolina
violacea

Gastrophysa
viridula

Gastrophysa
polygoni

Gonioctena
decemnotata

Gonioctena
olivacea

Gonioctena
olivacea

Gonioctena
viminalis

Gonioctena
viminalis

Gonioctena
viminalis

Hydrothassa
marginella

Hydrothassa
marginella

Hydrothassa
marginella

Phaedon
armoraciae

Phaedon
armoraciae

Phaedon
armoraciae

Phaedon
armoraciae

Phaedon
armoraciae

Phaedon
cochleariae

Phaedon
cochleariae

Phaedon
cochleariae

Phaedon
cochleariae

Phaedon
cochleariae

Phaedon
tumidulus

Phaedon
tumidulus

Phaedon
tumidulus

Phaedon
tumidulus

Phaedon
tumidulus

Phratora
vitellinae

Phratora
vitellinae

Phratora
vitellinae

Phratora
vitellinae

Phratora
vulgatissima

Phratora
vulgatissima

Plagiodera
versicolora

Plagiodera
versicolora

Plagiodera
versicolora

Plagiodera
versicolora

Prasocuris
junci

Prasocuris
junci

Timarcha
tenebricosa
Galerucinae
Tribe Galerucini

Galeruca
tanaceti

Galeruca
tanaceti

Galeruca
calmariensis

Galeruca
calmariensis

Galeruca
lineola

Galerucella
nymphaeae

Galerucella
nymphaeae

Galerucella
nymphaeae

Galerucella
nymphaeae

Galerucella
nymphaeae

Galerucella
sagittariae

Galerucella
sagittariae

Galerucella
sagittariae

Galerucella
sagittariae

Galerucella
sagittariae

Galeruca
tenella

Lochmaea
caprea

Lochmaea
crataegi

Lochmaea
crataegi

Lochmaea
crataegi

Lochmaea
suturalis

Lochmaea
suturalis

Lochmaea
suturalis

Lochmaea
suturalis

Lochmaea
suturalis

Luperus
longicornis

Luperus
longicornis

Pyrrhalta
viburni

Pyrrhalta
viburni

Pyrrhalta
viburni

Pyrrhalta
viburni

Pyrrhalta
viburni

Sermylassa
halensis

Sermylassa
halensis

Sermylassa
halensis
Tribe Alticini

Altica
helianthemi

Altica
helianthemi

Altica
lythri

Altica
oleracea

Aphthona
atrocaerula

Aphthona
atrocaerula

Aphthona
euphorbiae

Aphthona
euphorbiae

Aphthona
euphorbiae

Aphthona
nonstriata

Aphthona
nonstriata

Aphthona
nonstriata

Aphthona
nonstriata

Aphthona
nonstriata

Apteropeda
globosa

Apteropeda
orbiculata

Apteropeda
orbiculata

Chaetocnema
concinna

Chaetocnema
hortensis

Crepidodera
aurata

Crepidodera
aurata

Crepidodera
aurea

Crepidodera
aurea

Crepidodera
fulvicornis

Crepidodera
fulvicornis

Crepidodera
fulvicornis

Crepidodera
nitidula

Crepidodera
plutus

Crepidodera
plutus

Epitrix
pubescens

Hermaeophaga
mercurialis

Hermaeophaga
mercurialis

Hermaeophaga
mercurialis

Longitarsus
dorsalis

Longitarsus
dorsalis

Longitarsus
melanocephalus

Longitarsus
melanocephalus

Longitarsus
parvulus

Longitarsus
parvulus

Longitarsus
parvulus

Longitarsus
rubiginosus

Longitarsus
rubiginosus

Longitarsus
rubiginosus

Longitarsus
rubiginosus

Hippuriphila
modeeri

Neocrepidodera
ferruginea

Neocrepidodera
transversa

Neocrepidodera
transversa

Phyllotreta
atra

Phyllotreta
diademata

Phyllotreta
diademata

Phyllotreta
ochripes

Phyllotreta
ochripes

Phyllotreta
ochripes

Phyllotreta
ochripes

Phyllotreta
nigripes

Phyllotreta
undulata

Phyllotreta
vittula

Podagrica
fuscicornis

Podagrica
fuscicornis

Psylliodes
affinis

Psylliodes
chalcomera

Psylliodes
chrysocephala

Psylliodes
luteola

Psylliodes
napi

Sphaeroderma
rubidum

Sphaeroderma
testaceum

Sphaeroderma
testaceum

Sphaeroderma
testaceum
Cassidinae

Cassida
flaveola

Cassida
prasina

Cassida
prasina

Cassida
rubiginosa

Cassida
rubiginosa

Cassida
vibex

Cassida
viridis
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