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Willow Leaf Beetle

By Metro6R4  
Lochmaea caprea

Status: Widespread and common
Habitat: Various, mainly wetlands
Host plant: Various trees, usually willows and birches
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on host leaves; larvae on willow leaves, although they have also been found feeding on growing tips of crowberry Empetrum nigrum (causing die-back)
Other notes: Adults parasitised by Medina collaris (Diptera: Tachinidae). Adults and larvae predated by pentatomid bugs and aphid-feeding ladybirds. Adults may be consumed by fish such as perch.

Tags: Insect Bug Close-up and macro

Voters: Badgerfred, Richsr, Alan_Baseley and 8 more

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Richsr 14 91 223 England
28 May 2015 8:31AM
Good close up details here
Rev2 11 302 2 England
28 May 2015 9:07AM
A fine macro shot.
28 May 2015 10:12AM
what a beautiful image with lovely light and wonderful colours, great macro photography, SmileSmileSmileSmile
Gypsyman 10 690 England
28 May 2015 12:24PM
Great Capture well seen.
Metro6R4 10 3 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2015 8:26PM
Many thanks for all your votes and to Gypsyman for your U/A

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