Chrysolina fastuosa (Scopoli, 1763)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Chrysolina > Chrysolina fastuosa


Chrysolina fastuosa


Size: 4.8-7.0mm
Basic colour: Elytra metallic green (sometimes metallic bronze) with blue suture and usuallu with a reddish or golden longitudinal stripe.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour


Status: Widely distributed.
Habitat: Various, especially where damp; also woodland rides.
Host plant: Various Lamiaceae; also on nettles
Overwintering: Usually as a prepupa, although adults and larvae may also be able to overwinter.
Food: Adults and larvae feed on leaves of host plants.
Other notes: Larvae feed at night and hide in seed capsules during the day.

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