Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypocassida meridionalis

Hypocassida meridionalis (Suffrian, 1844)

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 arvensis.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


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

Last modified 24.vii.2020