Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Elasmucha grisea

Elasmucha grisea (Linnaeus, 1758)

parent bug

on Alnus, Betula

Elasmucha grisea on Betula pendula

Betula pendula, Hungary, Budapest, Hűvösvölgy, 8.v.2015 © László Érsek

Elasmucha grisea on Betula pendula

1.vi.2015, parental care

Elasmucha grisea on Betula pendula

detail with young larvae and empty egg shells

Elasmucha grisea on Betula pendula

27.vi.2015, colony

Elasmucha grisea on Betula pendula

mature larvae and young adults

Elasmucha grisea on Betula pendula

mature larva

parasite

Larvae and adults at the leaves.

host plants

Betulaceae, oligophagous

Alnus cordata; Betula.

Occasionally Fagus; Ilex; Lactuca sativa; Picea; Tilia cordata.

phenology

Two generations, the first one on birch, the second one on alder (Roth ao).

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

synonyms

Elasmucha eckerleini cypria Josifov, 1971; E. grisea cypria.

references

Aukema, Heijerman & Kalkman (2016a), Bantock (2018a), Baugnée (2003c), Dusoulier & Mouquet (2007a), Lodos & Önder (1979a), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a), Ribes (1988a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Roth, Adaschkiewitz & Fischer (2006a), Schubert (2007a), Wagner (1955a).

Last modified 2.vi.2022