Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida azurea

Cassida azurea Fabicius, 1801

on Silene

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

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene alba, latifolia, vulgaris.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

references

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

Last modified 27.vii.2020