Phyllotreta tetrastigma (Comolli, 1837)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Phyllotreta > Phyllotreta tetrastigma

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Phyllotreta tetrastigma

Description

Size: 2.6-3.5mm
Basic colour: Black and yellow-orange
Pattern colour: Longitudinal yellow-orange stripe on each elytron
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Black
Leg colour: Black
Confusion species: Phyllotreta flexuosa

Palaearctic

Biology

Status: Widespread but local in England and Wales (absent from the east Midlands), recent records from southern Scotland (older/other Scottish records may have been confused with P. flexuosa); possible old records from Ireland.
Habitat: Various, mainly (but not only) wet habitats.
Host plant: Water-cresses (Rorippa spp.), bitter-cresses (Cardamine spp.), garden radish (Raphanus sativus) and sometimes mignonettes (Reseda spp.)
Overwintering: As adults under bark
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae are leaf-miners

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