Trachymela tincticollis 

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera;  Family: Chrysomelidae; Subfamily: Chysomelinae

Eats leaves of Eucalyptus trees.

Predators and parasitoids

Enoggera reticulata Naumann (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae: Asaphinae): egg parasitoid.

References

  • Tribe, G.D. & Cilliť, J.J. 2000. Biological control of the Eucalyptus-defoliating Australian tortoise beetle Trachymela tincticollis (Blackburn) (Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelini: Paropsina) in South Africa by the egg parasitoid Enoggera reticulata Naumann (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae: Asaphinae). African Entomology 8: 15-22.

  • Tribe, G.D. 2000. Ecology, distribution and natural enemies of the Eucalyptus-defoliating tortoise beetle Trachymela tincticollis (Blackburn) (Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelini: Paropsina) in southwestern Australia, with reference to its biological control in South Africa. African Entomology 8: 23-45.

  

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