Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida hemisphaerica

Cassida hemisphaerica Herbst, 1799

on Silene, etc.

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

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Dianthus campestris, caryophyllus, deltoides; Saponaria officinalis; Silene alba, flos-cuculi, latifolia, nutans, vulgaris.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Beenen, Winkelman, Nunen ao (2015a), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurči, ao (2014a), Petitpierre (2009a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a) Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Sacarés & Petitpierre (2004a), Verdugo & Petitpierre (2019a).

Last modified 23.vii.2020