Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida hyalina

Cassida hyalina Weise, 1891

on Santolina


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, monophagous

Santolina chamaecyparissus.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente.


Echave, Trócoli & Bentanachs (2016a), Murria Beltrán (2006b), Petitpierre (2007a, 2009a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

Last modified 14.iii.2024