Bulletin of Insectology (2009) 62, 61-68

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Giovanna Del Bene and Barbara Conti (2009)
Notes on the biology and ethology of Luperomorpha xanthodera, a flea beetle recently introduced into Europe
Bulletin of Insectology 62 (1), 61-68
Abstract: The life cycle, host plants and damage caused by Luperomorpha xanthodera (Fairmaire), a chrysomelid recently introduced to Europe, are described. In Tuscany (Italy) L. xanthodera completes 2 generations per year and all stages may overwinter in soil. Adults fly and feed from March-April until autumn. Females oviposit in the soil where larvae complete their development on radicles and pupate. Adults are polyphagous, chiefly anthophagous, causing damage on plants belonging to 23 genera of 19 botanical families.
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Database assignments for author(s): Barbara Conti

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution
population dynamics/ epidemiology

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Luperomorpha xanthodera France
Luperomorpha xanthodera Citrus (genus) Italy
Luperomorpha xanthodera Rosa (crop) Italy
Luperomorpha xanthodera Nerium (crop) Italy
Luperomorpha xanthodera Viburnum (crop) Italy