Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida stigmatica

Cassida stigmatica Suffrian,1844

on Achillea, Artemisia, Tanacetum


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), Steinhausen (2002a).

Last modified 19.vii.2020