Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say, 1824)

colorado beetle

on Solanum, etc.

parasite

Larvae and adults free on the leaves.

host plants

Solanaceae, oligophagous

Atropa bella-donna; Solanum dulcamara, melongena, nigrum, sarrachoides, tuberosum, villosum.

Less often Datura stramonium; Hyoscyamus niger; Lycopersicon esculentum.

phenology

Several generations; hibernation as adult in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

See Hennig

pupa

See Steinhausen (1996a, 2001b).

notes

A pest on several crops.

references

Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Biondi (1994b), Bukejs (2009h), Calf & van Dam (2012a), Farina (2015a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurčić, ao (2014a), Gök & Turantepe (2019a), Hennig (1938a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Petitpierre, Bastazo & Blasco-Zumeta (2000a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Penati & Ciapponi (2006a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (1996a, 2001b), Troukens (2012b).

Last modified 28.ix.2020