Psylliodes napi (Fabricius, 1793)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Psylliodes > Psylliodes napi


Psylliodes napi


Size: 2.5-3.3mm
Basic colour: dark blue, sometimes greenish, rarely bronze to brassy.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Yellow-orange, hind femora darkened
Confusion species: Psylliodes laticollis

Palaearctic; introduced into North America but probably not established.


Status: Common and widespread
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Brassicaceae
Overwintering: As adults in moss and grass tussocks
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae are leaf- and stem-miners
Other notes: Adults parasitised by the beaconid wasp Perilitus brevicollis. See the similar P. laticollis for comparison.

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