Phyllobrotica quadrimaculata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Phyllobrotica > Phyllobrotica quadrimaculata

Common name: 

Skullcap Leaf Beetle

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Phyllobrotica quadrimaculata

Description

Size: 5-7mm
Basic colour: Black and yellow
Pattern colour: Elytra yellow, each with two large black marks (sometimes the front ones are missing)
Number of spots: 4 (sometimes 2)
Pronotoum: Yellow
Leg colour: Yellow

Western Palaearctic (mainly northern and central Europe, Caucasus, Siberia & Kazakhstan)

Biology

Status: Widespread but not common
Habitat: Various damp, mainly open, habitats
Host plant: Skullcaps Scutellaria spp.
Overwintering: Usually as eggs and prepupae, rarely as adults.
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae probably at roots

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)