Insecta, Coleoptera, Buprestidae .
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- 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.
- 1 annual generation.
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.
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