Altica [Haltica] oleracea (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Chrysomelidae)


Male

Female

Length: 3.2-3.9mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
May - September June - July ? July - June
(Earliest: 24.3)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Principal Food:
(Polyphagous)

Several Onagraceae

Erica tetralix

Calluna vulgaris

Fragaria vesca
Other Food:
(Polyphagous)

Geum urbanum

Polygonum aviculare

Thymus pulegioides

Quercus robur

Potentilla erecta
Possible Food:
(Polyphagous)

Rumex

Betula
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Predators:
Zicrona caerulea
Other Possible Predators:
Several Pentatomidae

Watford Coleoptera Group: Altica oleracea


Pictures © 2003, 2005, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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