Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida vittata

Cassida vittata de Villers, 1789

sugar beet beetle

on Beta, 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

Amaranthaceae, Caryophyllaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Arenaria; Atriplex halimus; Beta vulgaris; Chenopodium; Honckenya; Salicornia; Silene; Spergula arvensis; Spergularia rubra; Spinacia; Suaeda vera.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

Zie Steinhausen (2002a).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

references

Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Murria Beltrán (2004a), Petitpierre (2009a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a), Steinhausen (2002a).

Last modified 19.vii.2020