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Gastrophysa viridula (De Geer, 1775) (Green Dock Beetle)

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Suggested Literature

Gastrophysa viridula may be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
COLEOPTERA
(beetles)
CHRYSOMELIDAE
(leaf and flea beetles)
water beetles (via Chrysomelidae) Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Gastrophysa viridula is associated with:

adult Polygonaceae - docks and knotgrasses (Caryophyllales) hypophyllous adult grazes on live leaf Cox, M.L., 2007 [eat circular holes c. 1cm diam]
adult Rumex - docks (Caryophyllales: Polygonaceae) hypophyllous adult grazes on live leaf Cox, M.L., 2007 [eat circular holes c. 1cm diam],
Bullock, J.A., 1992
adult Rumex obtusifolius - Broad-leaved Dock (Caryophyllales: Polygonaceae) hypophyllous adult grazes on live leaf Cox, M.L., 2007 [eat circular holes c. 1cm diam]
adult Ranunculus - buttercups and crowfoots (Ranunculales: Ranunculaceae) adult may be found on flower Cox, M.L., 2007
larva Polygonaceae - docks and knotgrasses (Caryophyllales) hypophyllous, gregarious larva grazes on live, eaten to lace leaf Cox, M.L., 2007 [reduce leaves to lace]
larva Rumex - docks (Caryophyllales: Polygonaceae) hypophyllous, gregarious larva grazes on live, eaten to lace leaf Restricted Cox, M.L., 2007 [reduce leaves to lace],
Bullock, J.A., 1992
larva Rumex obtusifolius - Broad-leaved Dock (Caryophyllales: Polygonaceae) hypophyllous, gregarious larva grazes on live, eaten to lace leaf Cox, M.L., 2007 [reduce leaves to lace]

There may be more taxa associated with Gastrophysa viridula listed at higher taxonomic level

INSECTA
(true insects)
COLEOPTERA
(beetles)

Associated with Gastrophysa viridula:

adult adult is endoparasitised by larva Hexameris albicans - a mermithid nematode Cox, M.L., 2007
adult adult is endoparasitoid host of larva Perilitus gastrophysae - a braconid wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Cox, M.L., 2007
larva larva is endoparasitoid host of larva Meigenia mutabilis - a parasitoid fly (Diptera: Tachinidae) Cox, M.L., 2007,
Belshaw, R., 1993 [UMO]
larva larva is endoparasitoid host of larva Bracon erraticus - a braconid wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Cox, M.L., 2007
larva larva is endoparasitoid host of larva Bracon guttiger - a braconid wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Cox, M.L., 2007
larva larva is predated by Coccinellidae - ladybirds, ladybugs (Coleoptera) Cox, M.L., 2007
larva larva is predated by larva Histeridae - clown beetles (Coleoptera) Cox, M.L., 2007
larva larva is predated by larva Syrphidae - hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly (Diptera) Cox, M.L., 2007
larva larva is predated by larva Neuroptera - lacewings Cox, M.L., 2007

Gastrophysa viridula may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(true insects)
COLEOPTERA
(beetles)
CHRYSOMELIDAE
(leaf and flea beetles)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Belshaw, R., 1993 Tachinid Flies (Diptera: Tachinidae)
Bullock, J.A., 1992 Host Plants of British Beetles: A List of Recorded Associations
Cox, M.L., 2007 Atlas of the Seed and Leaf Beetles of Britain and Ireland
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