Galeruca tanaceti (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Galeruca > Galeruca tanaceti


Galeruca tanaceti


Size: 6-10.8mm
Basic colour: Black
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour



Status: Widespread, though it may have declined in some areas.
Habitat: Various open habitats, including many types of grassland.
Host plant: Various
Overwintering: Probably as adults
Food: Leaves of host plants
Other notes: Parasitised by various Hymenoptera, Diptera and Coleoptera.


Salisbury, A. & Halstead, A. (2011). Galeruca tanaceti (Linnaeus) (Chrysomelidae) a pest on potato foliage (Solanum tuberosum). The Coleopterist 20(3): 117.

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