Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida stigmatica

Cassida stigmatica Suffrian,1844

on Achillea, Artemisia, Tanacetum

Cassida stigmatica larva

Haarlemmermeer, 29.vii.2021 © Laurens van der Linde: larva

Cassida stigmatica larva

head and prothorax


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 herba-alba; Tanacetum vulgare.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

Zie Steinhausen (2002a).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Bukejs, Tamutis, Ferenca & Alekseev (2012a), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Murria Beltrán (2004a), Petitpierre, Bastazo & Blasco-Zumeta (2000a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Schmitz (1998a), Steinhausen (2002a).

Last modified 30.viii.2023