Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida seraphina

Cassida seraphina Ménétriés, 1836

on Beta, 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

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Beta vulgaris; Chenopodium; Spinacia.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanstasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Aslan, Gök, Gürbüz & Ayvaz (2009a).

Last modified 9.vii.2020