Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypocassida meridionalis

Hypocassida meridionalis (Suffrian, 1844)

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

Calystegia soldanella, Convolvulus arvensis, cantabrica.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Bordy (2009a), Jolivet (1953a), Petitpierre (2009a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Tamisier (2009a).

Last modified 28.iii.2021