Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida nobilis

Cassida nobilis Linnaeus, 1758

polyphagous

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

Atriplex; Artemisia vulgaris; Beta vulgaris; Chenopodium; Erigeron canadensis; Silene latifolia; Spergula; Tripleurospermum inodorum.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

references

Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Kofler (2011a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (2002a).

Last modified 19.vii.2020