Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida seladonia

Cassida seladonia Gyllenhal,1827

on Gnaphalium, 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; Artemisia; Filago; Gnaphalium; Helichrysum; Tanacetum vulgare.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Baviera & Sassi (2020a), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Petitpierre (2007a, 2009a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Reibnitz (2014a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Schmitz (1998a).

Last modified 14.iii.2024