Chrysolina [Diochrysa] fastuosa (Scopoli 1763) (Family Chrysomelidae)


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Female (below) with Chrysolina varians Male

Length: 4.5-7.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
June - July August - September September - April April - October
(Earliest: 9.5)

Protective Chemicals
Cardiac Glycosides Bipindogenin, Oleandrigenin, Periplogenin, Sarmentogenin

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Oligophagous)

Galeopsis tetrahit

Lamium

Urtica dioica
Food:
(Adult)

Ranunculus repens Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Pollen
Parasitoids:
Macquartia tenebricosa Larva

Meigenia mutabilis Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
Several Pentatomidae

Several Miridae

Nature Spot: Dead-nettle Leaf Beetle - Chrysolina fastuosa
Insektenbox: Ovaläugiger Blattkäfer


Pictures © 2003, 2007, 2011 J.K. Lindsey

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