Phyllotreta nodicornis (Marsham, 1802)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Phyllotreta > Phyllotreta nodicornis


Size: 2.5-3mm
Basic colour: Metallic bronze (rarely greenish bronze)
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Western Palaearctic including North Africa.


Status: Widelt scattered in England and parts of Wales; one old record each from Scotland and Ireland.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Usually on Resedaceae, mainly mignonettes Reseda spp.
Overwintering: Probably as adults
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae within roots
Other notes: Males with antennal segment 4 strongly swollen, segments 3 & 5 less so.

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