Alkham's picture

DSC06713 Tyb Leaf Beetle

Observed: 29th September 2011 By: Alkham
DSC06713 Tyb Leaf Beetle

Bronzy iridescent about 12-15mm long. Found on a reed stem in a pond where there Branched Burr Reed is present.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Donacia marginata interacts


Nick Upton's picture

Reed beetle

There are a number of very similar Donacia species and I think it would take a very clear photo and use of detailed keys to be really sure. Being certain of the host plant can help, but D. simplex - a widespread UK species is also associated with burr reeds.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.