Ronald J.D. McBeath's picture

Green Beetle ? Cryptocephalus Gordon C.W. NT666444 09/09/2013

Observed: 9th September 2013 By: Ronald J.D. McBeathRonald J.D. McBeath’s reputation in Invertebrates
Green Beetle  ? Cryptocephalus    Gordon C.W. NT666444  09/09/2013
Description:

Shiny beetle on Alnus glutinosa leaves

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Chrysomela aenea interacts

Comments

Joe Botting's picture

Looks plausible

The texture of the elytra looks right, and it does seem to be very blunt-ended posteriorly... but I don't think you'll get a definitive ID for this one (especially at species level). If at all possible, get several angles for identification of beetles, including a straight-down top view, and a straight-on side view; it helps enormously to show clearly the proportions and outlines.

If it is a Cryptocephalus, it's quite a nice little find. :o)