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Coroebus elatus F.
Coroebus sinuatus Creutz.

Insecta, Coleoptera, Buprestidae .

Strawberry buprestid

Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images


[R]Description
- Adult: 6 mm long, elongated, bronze in colour, sometimes slightly bluish. Elytra covered in a very fine barely visible pubescence (*) .
- Larva: 15 mm long, very elongated, whitish, light yellow at both its extremities with a reddish forked appendage posterly.

[R]Biology
- The larva develops on strawberry and certain wild Rosaceae such as potentilla (Potentilla recta) and common agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria).
- Adult: they emerge in May-June on the neighbouring plants and the females lay eggs at the base of the stem of strawberry.
- Larva: in July, the young larva forms a deep gallery penetrating into the root in which it overwinters and pupates during the next spring.

[R]Life Cycle
- 1 annual generation.

[R]Damage
The galleries formed by the larva in the root cause the rapid withering of the strawberry plants which desiccate and die; when the plants resist attack, they fail to grow on and have no productive value.


[R]Common Names
DE: Erdbeerprachtkäfer ES: Bupréstido de la fresa FR: Bupreste du fraisier IT: Buprestide della fragola PT: Buprestídeo do morangueiro GB: Strawberry buprestid

[R] Images

  1. Coroebus elatus F. Adult (in Balachowsky & Mesnil)

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