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


On Tanacetum vulgare

Length: 1.5-2.7mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(4-15 Days) (27-30 Days) (12-18 Days) May - August
(Earliest: 20.4)
(2 Generations)

Attractant Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Verbenone

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge
Food:
(Larva)

Sinapis arvensis
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Pollen

Ranunculus acris Pollen

Ranunculus repens Pollen

Barbarea vulgaris Pollen

Epilobium ciliatum Pollen

Malva moschata 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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