Mantura chrysanthemi (Koch, J.D.W., 1803)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Mantura > Mantura chrysanthemi


Size: 1.8-2.7mm
Basic colour: Dark brown with a bronze reflection, sometimes red-brown with a faint metallic sheen.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Reddish-brown to brown, hind femora may be darkened, sometimes only slightly.

Western Palaearctic, including Cape Verde and parts of North Africa; introduced into Canada.


Status: Widely scattered but very local; Scarce (Notable A)
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Sheep's sorrel (Rumex acetosella), common sorrel (R. acetosa) and beet (Beta vulgaris)
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae mine leaves of R. acetosella

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)