Heterhelus scutellaris (Heer, 1841)
The larva bores into a green berry, and develops inside the kernel. Infected berries are conspicuous because they redden prematurely. Pupation in the soil. The beetles feed on the leaves, but mainly on the flowers.
Univoltine; hibernation as imago.
distribution within Europe
Ottesen & Kvamme (1985a), de Oude (1999a), Schliesske (2002a), Schönherr (1963a).