Chrysolina quadrigemina

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Chrysolina quadrigemina
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Chrysolina
Species:
C. quadrigemina
Binomial name
Chrysolina quadrigemina
Suffrian, 1851

Chrysolina quadrigemina is a beetle of the family Chrysomelidae.

The species was described by Suffrian in 1851.[1] It is native to Europe and North Africa.[2]

It feeds on Hypericum perforatum and other members of the genus. This plant is an introduced invasive pest in North America and Australia. The beetle was introduced in these regions as a biological control.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chrysolina quadrigemina (Suffrian, 1851)". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Biological Control. Chrysolina quadrigemina