Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Galeruca pomonae

Galeruca pomonae (Scopoli, 1763)

on herbs

parasite

Larvae and adults free at the underside of the leaves. Eggs are deposited, in the litter, in packets of several tens, covered by a black, soon hardening, foam.

host plants

polyphagous

Capsella bursa-pastoris; Centaurea jacea; Cirsium; Dipsacus; Knautia arvensis; Origanum vulgare; Phlox paniculata; Pilosella officinarum; Salvia pratensis; Scabiosa ochroleuca; Thymbra capitata.

phenology

Bivoltine; hibernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

Shining black, hairy; picture in Rheinheimer & Hassler.

pupa

Yellow. See Steinhausen (1996b, 2002a).

synonyms

Galeruca cretica Weise, 1889.

references

Biondi (1994b), Bukejs (2009d), Farina (2015a), Ilie (2017a), Regalin (1997a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Sárospataki (1999a), Steinhausen (1996b, 2002a), Wanntorp & Fägerström (2006a).

Last modified 29.ii.2024