Timarcha balearica Gory

Petitpierre, Eduard, Sacarés, Antoni & Jurado-Rivera, José A., 2017, Updated checklist of Balearic leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Zootaxa 4272 (2), pp. 151-177: 157

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4272.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:AE5EFFE0-1E41-4F73-8776-A911ABCA2A26

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/312C87C8-0F4A-2C67-BBB5-1BA101FF74FA

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Timarcha balearica Gory
status

 

Timarcha balearica Gory 

MALLORCA—Alcúdia: road to Cap Pinar 18.10.1986, 1 ex.; Artà: Puig de Ferrutx 519m. alt., 23.10.2011, 1 ex.; ibid: Parc Natural Serres de Llevant 14.10.2012, 1 ex.; ibid 14.05.2013, 1 ex.; Banyalbufar 0 2.10.1983, 1 ex.; ibid 21.11.2014, 1 ex.; Cala Sant Vicenç 31.05.1989 (leg. R. Beenen); Calvià 21.03.1982, 1 ex.; Cúber 17.06.1987, 1 ex.; ibid 0 8.11.1989, 2 exx.; ibid 17.06.1987, 1 ex.; Esporles 11.10.1982, 2 exx.; ibid 11.1982, 2 exx.; ibid 0 5.1987, 1 ex.; ibid 10.1987, 1 ex.; ibid 0 6.1998, 2 exx.; ibid 16.05.1999, 3 exx.; ibid 11.1999, 2 exx.; ibid 21.10.2015, 2 exx.; ibid 28.10.2015, 1 ex.; ibid 0 7.10.2016, 1 ex.; Es Teix 950m. alt. 20.06.1983, 1 ex.; Porto Cristo 1 ex. ( Petitpierre 1970a). Most adult and larvae individuals feeding on Rubia peregrina  L. or R. angustifolia  L. ( Rubiaceae  ), but at least the adults from Cúber on Plantago lanceolata  L. ( Plantaginaceae  ). 

MENORCA—Ciutadella, Ferreries, Fornells, Maó, Mercadal, Sant Climent, and all the island ( Compte 1968); Maó 11 exx. ( Petitpierre 1970b); Punta Na Nati: 1 km South 0 3.05 .2014, 1 ex.

Jolivet (1953) published an insightful study on the morphology of immature and adult stages, natural history, habitats, and host-plant affiliations in this species.