Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida bergeali

Cassida bergeali Bordy, 1995

on Centaurea


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

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea jacea.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a).

Last modified 8.vii.2020