Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida vibex

Cassida vibex Linnaeus, 1767

on Cirsium, etc.

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

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

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), Biondi (1994b), 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).

Last modified 28.ix.2020