Craspedolepta sonchi (Foerster, 1848)

on Leontodon, Scorzoneroides

parasite

Imago light green, thorax with yellow markings, antennae dirty yellow. Adults mainly in the inflorescence. Oviposition at the inside of the involucrum of the flower heads. The young larvae in the flower heads, older ones descend to the root collar.

hostplants

Asteraceae, (narrowly ?) oligophagous

Leontodon hispidus; Scorzoneroides autumnalis.

In the literature also mentioned from the following species; however, no confirmation was found by Lauterer & Burckhardt: Crepis paludosa; Hieracium; Hypochaeris radicata; Jacobaea aquatica; Leucanthemum vulgare; Sonchus asper, oleraceus.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as larva at the roots of the host plant.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Described by Ossiannilsson.

references

Baugnée, Burckhardt & Fassotte (2002a), den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Hodkinson (1989a, 2009a), Hodkinson & White (1979a), Lauterer & Burckhardt (2004a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), O’Connor & Malumphy (2011a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).

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