Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida atrata

Cassida atrata Fabricius, 1787

on Salvia


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.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Holzer (2021a), Kismani & Sassi (1994a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Sekerka & Kment (2008a).

Last modified 13.iii.2024