Chaetocnema hortensis (Geoffroy 1785) (Family Chrysomelidae)

Length: Male 1.5-2.2mm, Female 1.8-2.4mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
April May June - July
(20 Days)
July - April
(Earliest: 28.3)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Spruce Forest Edge
Food:
(Oligophagous)

Several Poaceae

Tussilago farfara Pollen
Possible Food:
(Oligophagous)

Bromus

Festuca
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
Several Pentatomidae

Watford Coleoptera Group: Altica hortensis


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