Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypocassida grossepunctata

Hypocassida grossepunctata Bordy, 2008

on Convolvulus


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.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

France, Spain.


Bordy (2009a), Recalde Irurzun & Agoiz Bustamante (2018a).

Last modified 31.i.2021