Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pilemostoma fastuosum

Pilemostoma fastuosum (Schaller, 1783)

on Inula, Pulicaria

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

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Inula britannica, conyzae, ensifolia, hirta, salicina; Pulicaria dysenterica.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

synonyms

Pilemostoma fastuosa.

references

Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurči, ao (2014a), Hubble (2014a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a).

Last modified 6.vii.2020