Chrysomela [Melasoma] populi Linnaeus 1758 (Family Chrysomelidae)

Larvae on Populus nigra

Length: 8-13mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? June - September
(Earliest: 11.6)
(2-3 Weeks)
(8 Days) June - June
(Earliest: 16.6)

Protective Chemicals
Phenolics Salicylaldehyde
Attractant Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Linalool, Ocimene

Hedge Rows

Wet Forest
Principal Food:
Populus tremula
Other Food:
Several Other Salicaceae
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Symmorphus crassicornis

Symmorphus gracilis
Possible Predators:
Several Pentatomidae

Insektenbox: Pappelblattkäfer
ChampYves: Chrysomèle du Peuplier

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