Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypocassida grossepunctata

Hypocassida grossepunctata Bordy, 2008

on Convolvulus

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

Convolvulaceae, monophagous

Convolvulus cantabrica.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

France, Spain.

references

Recalde Irurzun & Agoiz Bustamante (2018a).

Last modified 6.vii.2020