Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chrysolina bankii

Chrysolina bankii (Fabricius, 1775)

Banks leaf beetle

on herbs


Larvae and adults free on the leaves.

host plants

? polyphagous or badly studied
In the literature are mentioned, without distinguishing between larvae and adults: Asteraceae: Centaurea; Lamiaceae: Ballota nigra; Marrubium vulgare; Mentha suaveolens; Plantaginaceae: Linaria; Plantago lanceolata

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Chrysolina banksi.


García-Ocejo, Gurrea & Petitpierre (1992a), Petitpierre (2005a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

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