Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida bella

Cassida bella Falderman, 1837

on Mentha

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

Mentha pulegium.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Gök & Turantepe (2019a), Kismani & Sassi (1994a).

Last modified 19.vii.2020