Elm leaf beetle

Elm leaf beetle - Mature larvae (length: 12 mm)
  • Latin name: Xanthogaleruca luteola (Müller)
  • French name: Galéruque de l'orme
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Family: Chrysomelidae
  • Synonym(s): Pyrrhalta luteola (Müll.)
Description

Distribution

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia

Micro-habitat(s)

Leaf

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Elm leaf beetle

Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Phyllophagous : Feeds on the leaves of plants.
    • Skeletonizer: Devours the upper layer of leaves but not the veins, thus producing a skeletal appearance.
Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

White elm

Photos
  • Elm leaf beetle Egg cluster on an elm leaf
  • Elm leaf beetle Young larvae and their damage on an elm leaf
  • Elm leaf beetle Mature larvae (length: 12 mm)
  • Elm leaf beetle Pupa (length: 5mm)
  • Elm leaf beetle Adult (length: 6 mm)
  • Elm leaf beetle Affected crown of an elm
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