Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Psylliodes cucullata

Psylliodes cucullata (Iliger, 1807)

on Spergula


Larvae bore in the roots; adults free on the leaves.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Spergula arvensis.

The beetles on a wide range op plant species growing in the neighbourhood of the host plant.


Univoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Bukejs (2009g), Cox (1998a), Furth (1983a), Nadein (2008a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a).

Last modified 25.vii.2020