Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida pyrenaea

Cassida pyrenaea Weise, 1893

on Pulicaria, 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

Inula; Pulicaria dysenterica.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Petitpierre (2007a, 2009a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

Last modified 14.iii.2024