Brassicogethes [Meligethes] aeneus (Fabricius 1775) (Family Nitidulidae)

Length: 1.5-2.7mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(10-15 Days) ? (12 Days) May - August
(Earliest: 25.5)

Attractant Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Verbenone

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge
Food:
(Larva)

Sinapis arvensis
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Pollen

Barbarea vulgaris Pollen

Ranunculus acris Pollen

Epilobium ciliatum Pollen
Parasitoids:
Brachyserphus parvulus Larva

Eubazus sigalphoides Larva

Nature Spot: Pollen Beetle - Meligethes aeneus
HYPP Zoology (INRA): Pollen beetle, Blossom beetle, Rape beetle


Pictures © 2003, 2008 J.K. Lindsey

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