Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida vibex

Cassida vibex Linnaeus, 1767

on Cirsium, etc.

Cassida vibex

Haarlemmermeer, 23.vi.2021 © Laurens van der Linde

 Cassida vibex

central

parasite

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; Arctium minus; Carduus; Centaurea debeauxii, jacea, scabiosa; Cirsium arvense, monspessulanum, oleraceum, palustre, tuberosum, vulgare; Cynara scolymus; Onopordum acanthium; Tanacetum vulgare.

Also Beta vulgaris

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

references

Aslan, Gök, Gürbüz & Ayvaz (2009a), Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Baviera & Sassi (2020a), Biondi (1994b), Borowiec (1984a), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Farina (2015a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurčić, ao (2014a), Petitpierre (2009a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Pozsgai (2005a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a), Steinhausen (2002a), Troukens (2012a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

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