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Oulema melanopus (Cereal leaf beetle)

Wikipedia Abstract

The cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopus) is a significant crop pest, described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.
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Prey / Diet

Avena sativa (oats)[1]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[2]
Hordeum vulgare (cereal barley)[1]
Lolium perenne (perennial ryegrass)[1]
Phleum pratense (common timothy)[2]
Secale cereale (common rye)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Altica carduorum1
Ammodramus bairdii (Baird's Sparrow)1
Anser brachyrhynchus (Pink-footed Goose)1
Anser fabalis (Bean Goose)1
Apis mellifera (honey bee)1
Bison bison (American bison)1
Bombus lapidarius (Stone Humble-bee)1
Bombus pascuorum (Common Carder-bee)1
Bombus pratorum (Early-nesting Humble-bee)1
Capsus ater1
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)1
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)1
Cepaea nemoralis (grovesnail)1
Contarinia geniculati1
Forficula auricularia (European earwig)1
Halictus rubicundus1
Leptopterna dolabrata (meadow plant bug)1
Longitarsus luridus1
Lygocoris pabulinus (Common Green Capsid)1
Marmota flaviventris (yellow-bellied marmot)1
Mayetiola destructor (hessian fly)1
Phytocoris varipes1
Stenotus binotatus (Two-spotted Grass Bug)1
Thrips angusticeps1
Thrips vulgatissimus1
Tingis cardui1
Trigonotylus ruficornis1


Pollinator of 
Vicia hirsuta (Hairy Vetch)[1]


Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Ecology of Commanster
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