Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida deflorata

Cassida deflorata Suffrian, 1844

on Silybum, etc.


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, oligophagous

Arctium lappa; Carduus tenuiflorus; Cirsium dyris; Cynara cardunculus, scolymus; Jacobaea maritima; Onopordum; Silybum marianum.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


d’Alessandro & Biondi (2011a), Baviera & Sassi (2020a), Biondi (1994b), Biondi, Regalin, Daccordi & Poggi (198a), Gil Ortega (1999a), Jolivet (1953a), Murria Beltr├ín (2004a), Petitpierre (2007a, 2009a), Petitpierre, Bastazo & Blasco-Zumeta (2000a), Petitpierre & Daccordi (2013a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Steinhausen (2002a).

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