Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Metcalfa pruinosa

Metcalfa pruinosa (Say, 1830)

citrus flatid planthopper

mainly on woody plants

Metcalfa pruinosa: imago

adult © Didier Descouens, 16.viii.2013, Wikimedia Commons

Metcalfa pruinosa on Acer campestre

Acer campestre, Hungary, Budapest, 14.vii.2014 © László Érsek

Metcalfa pruinosa on Acer campestre

the larvae are wrapped in wax-wool

Metcalfa pruinosa on Acer campestre

adult

Metcalfa pruinosa larva

larva, dorsal view

Metcalfa pruinosa larva

detail

Metcalfa pruinosa on Aesculus hippocastanum

Aesculus hippocastanum, Hungary, Budapest, 26.vii.2016 © László Érsek

Metcalfa pruinosa on Rhamnus cathartica

Rhamnus cathartica, Hungary, Budapest, 6.vii.2015 © László Érsek

Metcalfa pruinosa larvae

larvae, lateral view

Metcalfa pruinosa on Robinia pseudoacacia

Robinia pseudoacacia, Hungary, Budapest, 1.vii.2015 © László Érsek

Metcalfa pruinosa on Urtica dioica

Urtica dioica, Hungary, Budapest, 21.vii.2016 © László Érsek

Metcalfa pruinosa on Urtica dioica

larvae sometimes also at the undersides of the leaves

parasite

Larvae and adults free on the branches. Strong honey-dew production. Oviposition in the bark.

host plants

polyphagous

Acer campestre, negundo, platanoides, pseudoplatanus, saccharinum; Achillea collina; Aesculus x carnea, hippocastanum; Ailanthus altissima; Albizia julibrissin; Alcea rosea; Amaranthus retroflexus; Ambrosia artemisiifolia; Amelanchier; Amorpha> Arctium; Aronia; Artemisia; Atriplex hortensis; Aucuba; Ballota; Berberis; Bromus; Bryonia; Buddleja; Buxus sempervirens; Campanula; Canna; Carpinus; Castanea sativa; Catalpa bignonioides; Ceratostigma; Cercis occidentalis; Chaenomeles; Chelidonium; Chenopodium album; Chrysanthemum indicum; Citrus trifoliata; Clematis vitalba; Clivia; Convolvulus; Cornus sanguinea; Corylus; Cosmos bipinnatus; Cotinus; Cotoneaster; Crataegus monogyna; Cucurbita; Cycas revoluta; Daphne; Dasiphora fruticosa; Daucus; Deutzia; Digitaria sanguinalis; Dipsacus; Echium; Epilobium; Epimedium; Erigeron; Euonymus europaeus, japonicus; Euphorbia salicifolia; Fagus; Falcaria; Fallopia; Ficus; Fontanesia; Forsythia suspensa; Fragaria vesca; Fraxinus ornus; Galium; Geranium; Geum; Glechoma; Gleditsia triacanthos; Hedera helix; Helianthus tuberosus; Heracleum; Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, syriacus; Hippophae; Humulus lupulus; Hydrangea; Hypericum; Jasminum; Juglans nigra, regia; Juniperus communis; Knautia; Koelreuteria; Kolkwitzia; Laburnum; Lamium; Leonurus; Ligustrum vulgare; Lilium; Lonicera; Lycium barbarum; Lythrum;Magnolia; Malus domestica; Malva; Mahonia aquifolium; Medicago; Melissa officinalis; Mercurialis; Mespilus; Morus alba, nigra; Nerium oleander; Olea; Oxalis; Origanum; Parthenocissus inserta; Paulownia; Pennisetum; Petroselinum; Phaseolus; Philadelphus coronarius; Physocarpus; Physostegia virginiana;l Phytolacca; Pieris; Pinus; Plantago; Platanus; Polygonum; Populus nigra; Potentilla indica; Prunus armeniaca, cerasifera, domestics, padus, persica, serotina, spinosa; Ptelea; Pyracantha; Pyrus; Quercus; Rhamnus cathartica; Rhododendron; Rhus; Ribes; Robinia pseudoacacia; Rosa canina, x damascena; Rosmarinus; Rubus fruticosa, idaeus; Rumex; Salvia sclarea; Sambucus nigra; Setaria; Silene; Sisymbrium; Skimmia; Solanum nigrum; Solidago canadensis; Sonchus; Sorbus aucuparia; Spartium; Spiraea x vanhouttei; Staphylea; Symphoricarpos; Syringa vulgaris; Tagetes; Tanacetum; Taraxacum; Taxus; Thuja occidentalis; Tilia cordatal Triticum; Ulmus; Urtica dioica, urens; Vaccinium; Veronica; Viburnum; Vinca; Viola; Vitis vinifera; Weigela florida; Wisteria; Yucca.

phenology

Univoltine; hi bernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

parasitoids, predators

Cheiloneurus boldyrevi.

notes

North American species, since the late 1970s from Italy fanned out over southern Europe.

references

Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanastasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Arzone, Vidano & Alma (1987a), Bozsik (2015a), Braggion (2013a), Çerçi̇, Karataş & Karataş (2021a), Gjonov & Shishiniova (2014a), Gogan, Grozea & Virteiu (2010a), Gotlin Čuljak, Ostojić, Skelin, ao (2007a), Grozea, Gogan, Virteiu, ao (2011a), Holzinger & Kunz (2006a), Lauterer (2002a), Milevoj (2004a), Mühlethaler, Cirak & Nickel (2015a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Mühlethaler, Holzinger, Nickel & Wachmann (2018a), d’Urso, Sánchez & Bella (2019a), Vujić & Vesović (2022a).

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