Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chrysolina hyperici

Chrysolina hyperici (Förster, 1771)

st johnswort beetle

on Hypericum

parasite

Larvae and adults free on the leaves.

host plants

Hypericaceae, monophagous

Hypericum hirsutum, maculatum, perforatum, tetrapterum.

phenology

Univoltine, hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

See Hennig

synonyms

Chrysochloa, Chrysomela, hyperici.

notes

Successfully employed in the biological control of Hypericum perforatum in North America and New Zealand.

references

Biondi (1994b), Bukejs & Telnov (2010a), Drees (2014a), Hennig (1938a), Michelsen (2009a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a).

Last modified 13.vii.2020