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Imported Willow Leaf Beetle - Plagiodera versicolora

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Imported Willow Leaf Beetle Imported Willow Leaf Beetle - Plagiodera versicolora dylan Keynsham Memorial Park 24 Sep 2022, 2:05 p.m. 6 Jul 2022, 12:03 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread and fairly frequent in the Southern half of the UK. Habitat includes: Anywhere with willows e.g. gardens, parks, allotments, churchyards, estates, rivers, canals, streams, ponds, lakes, marshes, roadside verges, hedgerows, woodland, scrub, wasteland etc. Life story: There are three sometimes 4 generations per year. Hibernating adults begin to emerge in the spring when foliage appears. The adults feed on the new leaves; cutting holes in them, before laying the eggs - the second generation. The third generation usually hibernate, although a few may breed to start a late fourth generation. Length: 2.5 - 4.8 mm.

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