Stictocephala bisonia Kopp & Yonke, 1977
Oviposition invariably on a woody plant; subsequently the larvae develop on herbaceous plants. Each egg is deposited singly in a 2 mm deep and 3-4 mm long cut in the bark of a young, 1-2 cm thick shoot. Groups of 6-12 eggs are deposited in a semicircular arc. All this results in a serious disturbance of the shoot’s development, and, when repeated for some yours, to large-scale malformations. The suction damage by the larvae mostly is less dramatic, except in grape vines where infected shoots may turn discoloured and die off.
Univoltine; hibernation as egg.
distribution within Europe
Originally a North American species.
Arzone, Vidano & Alma (1987a), Boulard (1978a), Dabry (0000a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gjonov & Shishiniova (2014a), Gourvès (2011a), Hörren, Enß & Bodingbauer (2019a), Lauterer, Malenovský & Špryňar (2011a), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), Mazzoni (2005a), Mühlethaler, Holzinger, Nickel & Wachmann (2018a), Musik & Taszakowski (2013a), Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Umaran (2015a), Świerczewski & Stroiński (2011a), d’Urso, Sánchez & Bella (2019a), Walczak, Brożek, Junkiert ao (2018a).