Chrysomela lapponica

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A female of Chrysomela lapponica (elytra red with three black stripes) sits on a birch leaf together with about 30 eggs it has deposited.
Chrysomela lapponica female ovipositing on a birch leaf (Czech Republic).)
Author: Jürgen Gross

Chrysomela lapponica Linnaeus, 1758

This species of leaf beetle feeds on willow and birch in northern and central Europe. The adults can show different colour patterns on their elytra. In the Kola Peninsula of north-west Russia, outbreaks of Chrysomela lapponica resulted in severe defoliation of the willow species Salix borealis during the 1990s.

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Melasoma lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758)