Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida azurea

Cassida azurea Fabricius, 1801

on Silene


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

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene alba, latifolia, vulgaris.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Baugnée, Duvivier & Fagot (2012a), Peschken, Declerck-Floate & Mcclay (1997a), Petitpierre (2007a, 2009a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (2002a), Tamisier (2009a).

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