Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida subreticulata

Cassida subreticulata Suffrian, 1844

on Saponaria, 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

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Dianthus; Saponaria officinalis; Silene alba, dioica, nutans, vulgaris.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Baugnée, Duvivier & Fagot (2012a), Baviera & Sassi (2020a), Benedikt (2014a), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Januš, Moravec, Rébl & Zýka (2018a), Petitpierre (2007a, 2009a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (2002a.

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