Chrysolina latecincta ssp. Intermedia (Franz, 1938)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Chrysolina > Chrysolina latecincta > Chrysolina latecincta ssp. Intermedia


Size: 7-11mm
Basic colour: Black, rarely with a faint leaden reflection.
Pattern colour: Elytra with orange-red lateral margins.
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Now considered a subspecies of C. latecincta.


Status: RDB2 (Vulnerable); very localised in Scotland only.
Habitat: Usually cliff-tops, also saltmarsh.
Host plant: Several species of plantain (Plantago), toadflax (Linaria and Cymbalaria) and snapdragon (Antirrhinum).
Overwintering: Unknown location, but adults do overwinter.
Food: Leaves of host plants.
Other notes: Similar to C. sanguinolenta but ranges very different. Front edge of the pronotum between the eyes is straight or slightly convex.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)