Phaedon tumidulus (Germar, 1824)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Phaedon > Phaedon tumidulus

Common name: 

Celery Leaf Beetle


Phaedon tumidulus


Size: 3.5-4.0mm
Basic colour: Very variable; metallic dark blue, dark green or brassy.
Pattern colour: Nonen
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Common
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour


Status: Common and widespread.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Apiaceae such as cow parsley
Overwintering: Larvae overwinter from late September to April.
Food: Leaves of host plants (adults may also feed on pollen).
Other notes: Separated from other Phaedon species by the much finer punctures on the pronotal disc.


Greenwood, M. (1996). Phaedon tumidulus (Germar) (Chrysomelidae) reared from Giant Hogweed. The Coleopterist 4(3): 84.

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