Seed Beetle


Name: Seed Beetle

Scientific name: Algarobius prosopis

Type: Leaf beetles

Family: Insects

Color: Grey,Red

Habitat: Farms,Fields

Size: 4-6 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Chrysomelidae family, and Coleoptera order. Size is between 4-6 mm, and is dark red with grey. Larvas feed on green or dry seeds of plants. In Africa, it is used in biological control to get rid of harmful grasses.

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