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Larva (Yellow with Black Marks)

Observed: 12th June 2011 By: phil.walton3phil.walton3’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

5mm long. Hundreds found together

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Viburnum Leaf Beetle (Pyrrhatta vinurni) interacts

Comments

wad25's picture

Larva (Yellow with Black Marks)

http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/homehort/pest/images/VLB3.jpg

Correction latin name should be Pyrrhatta viburni.

phil.walton3's picture

Larva (Yellow with Black Marks)

Thanks for your ID. It was really helpful!

rimo's picture

It's not Psyllobora, which

It's not Psyllobora, which has similar colouration, but is a different shape (much more tapered)

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Fenwickfield's picture

Thanks

was not sure so just put might be,would like to find one,what food plant do they feed on.

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rimo's picture

22-spots feed on mildew, so

22-spots feed on mildew, so aren't restricted to any particular foodplant. They're often found on the leaves of umbellifers, particularly hogweeds, as they get covered in mildew for most of the summer, but I also frequently find them on decorative Euonymus species - the larvae I found on Saturday were in huge numbers all over a bush so mildewed that it was almost white!

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