Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida prasina

Cassida prasina Illiger, 1798

on Achillea, etc.


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, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium, ptarmica; Matricaria.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Świętojańska.


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Biondi (1994b), Bukejs, Tamutis, Ferenca & Alekseev (2012a), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Farina (2015a), Gök & Turantepe (2019a), Petitpierre (2009a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (2002a), Świętojańska (2005a.

Last modified 19.vii.2020