Colasposoma dauricum

Colasposoma dauricum is a species of leaf beetle from Asia, described by Carl Gustaf Mannerheim in 1849.[3] It is known as a pest of sweet potatoes.[4]

Colasposoma dauricum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Colasposoma
Subgenus: Colasposoma (Colasposoma)
C. dauricum
Binomial name
Colasposoma dauricum


The species is known from Russia (Siberia and Far East), Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China (North and Northeast), North Korea, South Korea and Japan.[3] In 2016, it was also recorded in Piedmont, Italy as an invasive species.[5]


  1. Mannerheim, C. G. von (1849). "Insectes coléopteres de la Sibérie orientale, nouveaux ou peu connus". Bulletin de la Société impériale des naturalistes de Moscou. 22 (1): 220–249.
  2. Medvedev, L. N. (2007). "To the knowledge of Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) described by V. Motschulsky" (PDF). Russian Entomological Journal. 15 (4): 409–417.
  3. Moseyko, A. G.; Guskova, E. V.; Kolov, S. V.; Orlova-Benkovskaya, M. Ya. (2018). "New Data on the Distribution of Colasposoma dauricum (Mannerheim, 1849) (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) in Russia and Kazakhstan". Entomological Review. 98 (3): 324–328. doi:10.1134/S0013873818030090. S2CID 90660404.
  4. Alaijos, O.; Lee, J. (2005). "Longevity and Fecundity of Colasposoma dauricum Mannerheim (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae), a Pest of Sweet Potato in Korea". Philippine Agricultural Scientist. 88 (2): 171–174.
  5. Montagna, M.; Zoia, S.; Leonardi, C.; Taddeo, V.D.; Caldara, R.; Sassi, D. (2016). "Colasposoma dauricum Mannerheim, 1849 an Asian Species Adventive to Piedmont, Italy (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae)". Zootaxa. 4097 (1): 127–129. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4097.1.8. PMID 27394530.