Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida nobilis

Cassida nobilis Linnaeus, 1758

on herbs

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

polyphagous

Amaranthus; Atriplex; Artemisia vulgaris; Beta vulgaris; Chenopodium album; Erigeron canadensis; Honckenya peploides; Oxybasis rubra; Silene latifolia, vulgaris; Spergula arvensis; Stellaria media; Tripleurospermum inodorum.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

references

Baviera & Sassi (2020a), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Gök & Bostan (2020a), Jolivet (1953a), Kofler (2011a), Read (1999a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (2002a).

Last modified 16.ii.2024