Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida canaliculata

Cassida canaliculata Laicharting, 1781

on Salvia


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

Salvia nemorosa, pratensis, verticillata.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Benedikt (2014a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurči, ao (2014a), Heisswolf, Poethke & Obermaier (2006a), Pozsgai (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (1990a, 2002a).

Last modified 27.i.2021