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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Cereal Leaf Beetle Oulema rufocyanea/melanopus agg.

Cereal Leaf Beetle Oulema rufocyanea/melanopus agg.

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Length is about 6 mm. The elytra have a green iridescent sheen and are studded by tiny holes. The 'head' is red. The two species Oulema rufocyanea and Oulema melanopus are almost impossible to separate without detailed examination.

Feeds on grasses and cereal crops

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