Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida leucanthemi

Cassida leucanthemi Bordy, 1995

on Leucanthemum


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.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


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