Gastrophysa viridula (De Geer 1775) (Family Chrysomelidae)


Male

Female

Couple

Strange Couple

Eggs

Larva


Result

Length: 4.1-5.8mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(Earliest: 17.4)
(10-12 Days)
(Earliest: 22.5)
(3 Weeks)
? June - June
(Earliest: 7.4)
(2 Generations)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Chyrsomelidial, Epichyrsomelidial

Biotopes:
Meadows
Principal Food:
Rumex obtusifolius
Other Food:
Polygonum persicaria

Other Rumex
Parasitoids:
Bracon erraticus Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
Several Pentatomidae

Watford Coleoptera Group: Gastrophysa viridula
Nature Spot: Green Dock Beetle - Gastrophysa viridula
Insektenbox: Ampferblattkäfer


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