Mantura chrysanthemi (Koch, 1803)

Mantura cf chrysanthemi mine

Rumex acetosa, Belgium, Liège, canal de l’Ourthe © Jean-Yves Baugnée – identification provisional

Mantura chrysanthemi larve in the mine

Rumex acetosella, Tilburg, Kaaistoep © Paul van Wielink

mine

Yellow, elliptic eggs are deposited in the leaf axils and on the petiole (Doguet, 1994a). Full depth corridor, widening into a blotch. Frass in black threads. Larvae may leave the mine and restart elsewhere. Pupation outside the mine. Neither mine nor larva can be distinguished from those of M. obtusata, but chrysanthemi prefers dry habitats. Beetle metallic green.

hostplants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, acetosella, crispus.

Ogloblin & Medevedev and Bukejs cite, next to Rumex, also “Chrysanthemum” and Leucanthemum vulgare as hostplant.

phenology

Larvae in early spring (Hering, 1957a); one generation, hibernation as adult (Cox, 2007a). Oviposition in the 2nd half of May (Doguet, 1994a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE recorded (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

All of Europe, including the British Isles, but excluding the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2007; Warchalowski, 20o03a).

larva

notes

The Fauna Europa (2007) erroneously gives 1903 as year of publication.

references

Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Beiger (1955a, 1960a), Bukejs (2009a), Doguet (1994a), Hering (1921a, 1924a, 1930a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kvičala (1938a), Lawson (1991a), Ogloblin & Medevedev (1971a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Warchalowski (2003a).

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