Donacia bicolora Zschach, 1788
(two-tone reed beetle)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesDonacia bicolora (two-tone reed beetle)
GenusDonacia (a genus of reed beetles)
SubfamilyDONACIINAE (reed beetles)
FamilyCHRYSOMELIDAE (leaf and flea beetles)
SuperfamilyCHRYSOMELOIDEA (leaf, longhorn and seed beetles)
OrderCOLEOPTERA (beetles)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Donacia bicolora (Two-tone Reed Beetle) :
1: Donacia bicolora (Two-tone Reed Beetle)
10 May 2014 OSGR: SZ19 50° 50' N, 1° 50' W Vice County: South Hants (VC 11) England
Image 1: Adult - dorsal view - close-up - highly enlarged - silver backgroundImage 2: Adult - dorsal view - enlarged - silver backgroundImage 3: Adult - head and thorax - dorsal view - magnified - silver backgroundImage 4: Adult - ventral view - enlarged - silver backgroundImage 5: Adult - elytra - dorsal view - microscope low magnificationImage 6: Adult - elytral microsculpture - microscope low magnificationImage 7: Adult - thorax - dorsal view - microscope low magnificationImage 8: Adult - thorax microsculpture - dorsal view - microscope low magnification

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references relevant to Donacia bicolora (Two-tone Reed Beetle)

Donacia bicolora (Two-tone Reed Beetle) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 3 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Donacia bicolora (Two-tone Reed Beetle)
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