Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Elasmotropis testacea

Elasmotropis testacea (Herrich-Schäffer, 1830)

on Echinops

parasite

Larvae and imagines freely on the leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Echinops exaltatus, Echinops ritro & subsp. ruthenicus, sphaerocephalus.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

references

Kment & Baňař (2012a), Rabitsch (2008a), Stehlík (2002a).

Last modified 15.iii.2021