Phyllotreta consobrina (Curtis, 1837)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Phyllotreta > Phyllotreta consobrina


Size: 1.8-2.8mm
Basic colour: Black with vague (sometimes more intense) bluish reflection. Antennae black.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Phyllotreta nigripes

Western Palaearctic, mainly western & southern Europe, Mediterranean islands, Middle East, North Africa and Cape Verde.


Status: Widely scattered in (mainly southern) England, a few (mainly old) records elsewhere.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various wild and cultivated Brassicaceae
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on leaves (may damage seedlings of commercial crops), larvae probably at roots.
Other notes: Adults parasitised by a nematode Howardula sp. Separated from P. nigripes by details of head punctures, antennal segments and aedeagus.

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