Tansy beetle life cycle

The life cycle of the tansy beetle is described in detail in Chapman, et al., (2006), Ecology of the Tansy Beetle, Naturalist 131 and Oxford et al., (2003), The jewel of York – ecology and conservation of the Tansy Beetle, British Wildlife, June 2003 but in honour of Insect Festival 2013 I though it worth displaying a few pictures of some of the stages the beetles go through in their short life.

Tansy beetles mating

Tansy beetles mating (c) M.Phythian 2013

Tansy beetle eggs

Tansy beetle eggs (c) M.Phythian 2013


Tansy beetle larva

Tansy beetle larva (c) M.Phythian 2013



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