Centrotus chloroticus

Linnaeus, 1758



BL ♂♀: 4-6 mm. Pronotum with two lateral spines and a large posterior appendage. The posterior appendage is apically pointing downwards and weakly undulating. Body covered with short, grayish hairs. Pronotum largely light brown but appendages and front darker. Head dark brown, sometimes partly lightbrownish as pronotum. Female differs from male by the smaller and thinner lateral appendages. C. chloroticus can easily be separated from C. cornutus by its smaller size and brownish coloration. 


C. chloroticus can be found on woody Fabaceae, often on Genista species, in sandy areas. In southern France it is reported as a common species on Genista scorpius.


Centrotus chloroticus occurs in southwestern Europe: France, Spain and Portugal. In France this species is only recorded from the southern part.

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