Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Altica lythri

Altica lythri Aubé, 1843

fuchsia flea beetle, large blue flea beetle

on Epilobium, etc.

parasite

Larvae and adults free on the leaves.

host plants

Lythraceae, Onagraceae, narrowly polyphagous

Chamerion angustifolium; Circaea; Epilobium hirsutum, montanum, palustre, parviflorum; Fuchsia; Ludwigia; Lythrum salicaria; Oenothera biennis.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

synonyms

Haltica lythri.

references

Aslan, Gök, Gürbüz & Ayvaz (2009a), Bieńkowski (2010a), Bukejs (2011b), Kangas & Rutanen (1993a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (2002a), Troukens (2012a), Verdyck, De Bruyn, Hulselmans, ao (1993a).

Last modified 28.ix.2020