Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida ferruginea

Cassida ferruginea Goeze, 1777

on Inula, Pulicaria


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, narrowly oligophagous

Inula salicina; Pulicaria dysenterica.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Baviera & Sassi (2020a), Biondi (1994b), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Jolivet (1953a), Pozsgai (2005a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Şen & Gök (2013a).

Last modified 14.ii.2024