Chrysolina polita (Scriba 1791) (Family Chrysomelidae)


Male (right) with Chrysolina coerulans Female

Length: 5.6-9mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? August - September August - July
(Earliest: 15.5)

Protective Chemicals
Cardiac Glycosides Digitoxigenin, Oleandrigenin, Sarmentogenin
Amines Ethanolamine

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Polyphagous)

Several Lamiaceae

Urtica dioica

Hedera helix
Predators:
(Larva)

Anatis ocellata

Calvia quatuordecimguttata
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
Several Pentatomidae

Watford Coleoptera Group: Chrysolina polita
Nature Spot: Chrysolina polita


Pictures © 2003, 2007, 2009 J.K. Lindsey

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