Prasocuris phellandrii (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Prasocuris > Prasocuris phellandrii


Prasocuris phellandrii


Size: 5-6mm
Basic colour: Metallic green, blue or brassy, with yellow or reddish stripes.
Pattern colour: Pronotum with yellow or reddish margins; elytra also with yellow or reddish margins plus a longitudinal band of the same colour along interstices 3 & 4.
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: See 'pattern colour' above.
Leg colour: Black and yellow or reddish


Status: Widely distributed.
Habitat: Various wet habitats
Host plant: Various but primarily Marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)
Overwintering: Adults overwinter from mid September to March.
Food: Leaves of host plants.


Andrew, R.H. (2002). Prasocuris phellandrii (Linnaeus) (Chrysomelidae) in the Orkney Islands. The Coleopterist 11(2): 44.
Mann, D.J. (2000). Unusual host-plants for Prasocuris phellandrii (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chrysomelidae). The Coleopterist 9(2): 92.

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