Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida atrata

Cassida atrata Fabricius, 1787

on Salvia

parasite

Larvae and adults free on the leaves. The spinulose larvae are conspicuous by holding a large lump, a mix of frass and exuvia, over the body, kept in place by a pair of hooks at the tip of the abdomen.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Salvia glutinosa, nemorosa, pratensis.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Kismani & Sassi (1994a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Sekerka & Kment (2008a).

Last modified 7.viii.2020