Chrysolina varians (Schaller)

Plant species attacked: St. John's wort
Biocontrol Agent Type: Foliar feeding beetle
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC orginated in Sweden
First Released in BC: 1957
Click on image to view larger photo: C. hyperici & C. quadrigemina beetles Chrysolina varians larvae
There are no positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on St. John's wort
View the in-depth Chrysolina varians information page here