Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida leucanthemi

Cassida leucanthemi Bordy, 1995

on Leucanthemum

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

Asteraceae, monophagous

Leucanthemum ircutianum, vulgare.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Borowiec & Świętojańska (1997a), Fritzlar (2009a), Fuss, Geiser & Patzner (2005a), Petitpierre (2009a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Sekerka (2007a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

Last modified 22.xi.2020