Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gastrophysa viridula

Gastrophysa viridula (De Geer, 1775)

green dock beetle, dock leaf beetle

on dock

parasite

Larvae and adults free on the leaves.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex alpinus, aquaticus, confertus, crispus, hydrolapathum, obtusifolius, patientia.

Rarely Fagopyrum esculentum; Oxyria; Persicaria amphibia, hydropiper; Polygonum aculare; Rheum; Reynoutria japonica.

When food plants are scarce all sorts of other plants are consumed.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

See Hennig

pupa

See Steinhausen (1996a, 2001b).

synonyms

Gastroidea viridula.

references

Borowiec (1984a), Bukejs (2009h), Fuss, Geiser & Patzner (2005a), Gök & Turantepe (2019a), Grossrieder & Keary (2004a), Hennig (1938a), Hubble (2010a), Jolivet (1951a), Kofler (2011a), Maican & Serafim (2018a), Martinková & Honěk (2004a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Penati & Ciapponi (2006a), Petitpierre (1988), Piesik, Ligor, Buszewski & Delaney (2012a), Recalde, Agolz & Petitpierre (2001a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Salisbury & Platoni (2013a), Steinhausen (1996a, 2001a,b), Tiberghien (2017a), Tomov, Gruev, Vig & Merk (1996a), Winkelman (2013a), Winkelman & Debreuil (2008a).

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