Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllotreta cruciferae

Phyllotreta cruciferae (Goeze, 1775)

cabbage flea beetle

on Brassica, etc.

parasite

Larvae at the roots; adults sometimes in large numbers.

host plants

Brassicaceae etc, narrowly polyphagous

Alliaria petiolata; Alyssum; Arabis; Armoracia; Barbarea vulgaris; Brassica napus, nigra, oleracea; Camelina sativa; Cardamine amara; Cardaria draba; Descurainia sophia; Erucastrum gallicum; Erysimum; Isatis; Lepidium ruderale; Lobularia maritima; Nasturtium officinale; Neslia paniculata; Pseudoturritis turrita; Raphanus raphanistrum, sativus; Rapistrum perenne; Reseda alba; Rorippa amphibia; Sinapis alba, arvensis; Sisymbrium altissimum, officinale, orientale; Tropaeolum.

phenology

Univoltine; the adult beetles hibernate in the litter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

references

Aslan & Gök (2006a), Bastazo, Vela & Petitpierre (1993a), Biondi (1994b), Bukejs (2008b), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Jolivet (1953a), Mayoori & Mikunthan (2009a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Petitpierre, Bastazo & Blasco-Zumeta (2000a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (2002a), Vig (1997a).

Last modified 28.iii.2021