Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida bergeali

Cassida bergeali Bordy, 1995

on Centaurea

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

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea jacea.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a).

Last modified 8.vii.2020