Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida seladonia

Cassida seladonia Gyllenhal,1827

on Gnaphalium, etc.

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

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea; Artemisia; Filago; Gnaphalium; Helichrysum; Tanacetum vulgare.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Baviera & Sassi (2020a), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Petitpierre (2009a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Reibnitz (2014a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Schmitz (1998a).

Last modified 14.ii.2024