Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida berolinensis

Cassida berolinensis Suffrian, 1844

on Chenopodium

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

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Chenopodium album.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a).

Last modified 7.vii.2020