Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida pannonica

Cassida pannonica Suffrian, 1844

on Centaurea


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

Centaurea jacea, stoebe.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurči, ao (2014a), Hassler & Rheinheimer (2018a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (2002a).

Last modified 14.iii.2024