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Anthaxia nitidula Linnaeus, 1758 ♀

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Anthaxia nitidula Linnaeus, 1758 ♀
Common names: Metallic wood-boring beetle [En], Anthaxie brillante [Fr], Bloemenprachtkever, Blinkende Prachtkever [Nl], Zierlicher Prachtkäfer [De]

Hamoir, LIEGE ● Belgium (on Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

Description: The adults are 5–6 millimetres (0.20–0.24 in) long. The male is completely metallic green, while head and pronotum in the female are red and elytra are green.

Habitat: It can be found of various flowering shrubs and herbaceous plants, especially Rosaceae. Main larval host plants are in genus Amygdalus, Crataegus and Prunus.

Distribution: most of Europe, East Palearctic ecozone, Near East and North Africa.

References:
Wikipedia, Anthaxia nitidula





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