Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida viridis

Cassida viridis Linnaeus, 1758

green tortoise beetle

on Mentha, etc.

Cassida viridis larva

larva (© Stephen A. Marshall, from Marshall & Paiero)

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

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Ajuga reptans; Galeopsis tetrahit; Lamium; Lycopus europaeus; Melissa; Mentha aquatica, longifolia, spicata, suaveolens; Monarda didyma; Nepeta; Salvia patens, pratensis, verticillata; Stachys palustris, recta.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

Zie Steinhausen (2002a).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

references

Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Baselga & Novoa (2002b), Biondi (1994b), Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Farina (2015a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurči, ao (2014a), Gök & Turantepe (2019a), Marshall & Paiero (2015a), Petitpierre (2005a, 2009a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Petitpierre & Daccordi (2013a), Pozsgai (2005a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a), Steinhausen (2002a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Vela, Bastazo & Fritzlar (2017a).

Last modified 19.vii.2020