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Altica ampelophaga
Egg deposition
Egg deposition
Mating pair of beetles - note smaller sized male
Newly hatched larvae
Mature larvae
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COLEOPTERA
Altica ampelophaga Guérin-Méneville, 1858
Gzira
15/05/12
Link:
Biol.uni.wroc
Agrologica - as
Haltica ampelophaga
Chrysomelidae
The Mediterranean grape fles beetle (Altica ampelophaga) is a vine tree pest. The beetles may be found under the leaves where they mate and deposit their eggs. At least 3 generations per year are produced. The larvae hatch after a few days and eat the vine leaves from underneath leaving characteristic scars on the leaves. The species of Altica are very similar and difficult to distinguish from each other.
Egg laying
Mating
Newly hatched larvae
Mature larvae