Oulema melanopus / rufocyanea - Cereal Leaf Beetle
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Classification Order: Coleoptera Leaf Beetles Family: Chrysomelidae
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Length . 6 mm
Phenology Late Spring to early Autumn
Identification Caution Oulema rufocyanea and Oulema melanopus are almost impossible to separate without detailed examination.
The elytra have a green iridescent sheen and are studded by tiny holes. The 'head' is red.
Habitat A grass feeder and on cereal crops.