Mantura chrysanthemi (Koch, 1803)
Rumex acetosa, Belgium, Liège, canal de l’Ourthe © Jean-Yves Baugnée – identification provisional
Rumex acetosella, Tilburg, Kaaistoep © Paul van Wielink
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.
Rumex acetosa, acetosella, crispus.
Ogloblin & Medevedev and Bukejs cite, next to Rumex, also “Chrysanthemum” and Leucanthemum vulgare as hostplant.
Larvae in early spring (Hering, 1957a); one generation, hibernation as adult (Cox, 2007a). Oviposition in the 2nd half of May (Doguet, 1994a).
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).
The Fauna Europa (2007) erroneously gives 1903 as year of publication.
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).