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

Calystegia soldanella, Convolvulus arvensis, cantabrica.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Bordy (2009a), Jolivet (1953a), Petitpierre (2007a, 2009a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Tamisier (2009a).

Last modified 14.iii.2024