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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?

Viburnum leaf
beetle home


Guide to identifying Viburnums

  • Common names


  • Is it a viburnum?


  • Which viburnum?


  • Express key


  • ID tutorial


  • Guide to viburnums by David Swaciak.

    Leaf drawings by
    Marcia Eames-Sheavly.

    Logo images by Paul Weston & Craig Cramer

    2A1. If there are no glands (bumps, see pictures below) on the petiole (leaf stem) (and the underside of the leaf usually has black dots) (under magnification), go to Viburnum acerifolium.
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    2A2. If there are glands (bumps) on the petiole (leaf stem) and hairs along the veins on the underside of the leaf (under magnification) go to Viburnum opulus.
    2A3. If there are glands on the leaf stem and the veins on the underside of the leaf are without hairs go to Viburnum sargentii.


    Tip: Flowers of V. opulus (below, left) have creamy yellow anthers. V. sargentii (middle) has purple anthers and V. acerfolium (right) has white anthers.

    Flowers of (l to r) V. opulus, V. sargentii and V. acerfolium.
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