Syneta ferruginea

Rusty Leaf Beetle

Syneta ferruginea, Rusty Leaf Beetle photo

Family: Chrysomelidae

Subfamily: Eumolpinae

Length: 6-8 mm


In this genus, the elytra have slightly raised ridges, and neat lines of punctures.

Syneta ferruginea is not terribly common, and little is known of its life history. Some have reported that its food plants are Oaks and Hazels.

Adults are most commonly encountered in West Virginia in May and June. The beetle shown here was photographed in a Spruce forest at Dolly Sods.


Syneta ferruginea range map, West Virginia
Syneta ferruginea range map

Insects of West Virginia