Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Philaenus spumarius

Philaenus spumarius (Linnaeus, 1758)

common froghopper, spitlebug

polyphagous on herbs, and seedlings of trees and shrubs

parasite

(part of) the leaf dark green, flexed downwards; at the underside a green larva in a drop of froth.

host plants

Acer platanoides; Achillea; Aconituml Adenostyles; Aegopodium podagraria; Aethusa cynapium; Agrimonia; Arctium minus; Armoracia rusticana; Berula erecta; Cirsium arvense; Dioscorea communis; Impatiens parviflora; Lythrum salicaria; Persicaria amphibia; Pteridium aquilinum; Ranunculus repens; Rhinanthus angustifolius; Rumex obtusifolius; Salvia pratensis; Sambucus nigra; Silene flos-cuculi; Solanum dulcamara, nigrum; Tanacetum vulgare; Urtica dioica; Viburnum opulus; Viola.

phenology

Hibernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Buhr (1964b), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Endrestøl (2013b), Halarewicz (2011a), Lehmann & Achtziger (2016a), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), Mazzoni (2005a), Mühlethaler, Holzinger, Nickel & Wachmann (2018a), Nickel & Niedringhaus (2009a), Roskam (2009a, 2019a), Söderman (2007a), Sylvén (1960a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Trolle & Ketil (1994a).

Last modified 27.ii.2021