Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


The larvae of the species belonging to this tribe generally as social parasites in ant nests; they therefore have no role as plant parasites. The adult beetles do feed on plants, but mostly without a strong preference for specific plants. The main genera in this tribe are: Cheilotoma, Chilotomina, Clytra, Coptocephala, Labidostomis, Lachnaia, Smaragdina.


Agrain, Buffington, Chaboo, ao (2015a).

Last modified 21.xii.2023