Chrysolina [Chrysomela] varians (Schaller 1783) (Family Chrysomelidae)


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Larvae on Hypericum pulchrum (28.4.09)

on Hypericum perforatum (26.6.06)

Male (above) with Chrysolina fastuosa Female

Length: 4.5-6.1mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? May - September
(Earliest: 28.4)
July - September June - June
(Earliest: 18.5)

Protective Chemicals
Quinonoids Hypericin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Oligophagous)

Most Clusiaceae
Parasitoids:
Macquartia tenebricosa Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
Several Pentatomidae


Pictures © 2003, 2006, 2009 J.K. Lindsey

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