Calligrapha spiraeae

Ninebark Calligrapha Beetle

Calligrapha spiraeae photo, Ninebark Calligrapha Beetle

Family: Chrysomelidae

Subfamily: Chrysomelinae

Length: 6-7 mm


In West Virginia, this beetle is most often encountered in June, but can be found anytime between May and August.

Along with size, shape, and markings, another key question to ask in identification is: was the beetle feeding on Ninebark?


Lateral image view of Calligrapha spiraeae



The beetle at right was feeding on Ninebark in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Tucker County.


Calligrapha spiraeae range map
Calligrapha spiraeae range map, West Virginia

Insects of West Virginia Website