Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida nebulosa

Cassida nebulosa Linnaeus, 1758

on Atriplex, 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

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Amaranthus; Atriplex calotheca; Beta; Chenopodium album, quinoa.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

See Borowiec & Świętojańska.

Zie Steinhausen (2002a).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

references

Borowiec & Świętojańska (2003a), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Petitpierre (2009a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a), Sigsgaard, Jacobsen & Christiansen (2008a), Steinhausen (2002a).

Last modified 6.viii.2020