Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bactericera nigricornis

Bactericera nigricornis (Förster, 1848)

polyphagous on herbs

parasite

Larvae ± 2 mm, oval, strongly flattened, surrounded by a shining “nimbus” of wax threads, at the underside of the leaf, sometimes in a shallow depression. Several generations; hibernation as adult insect in conifers.

hostplants

Barbarea vulgaris; Beta vulgaris; Brassica oleracea, rapa; Capsella bursa-pastoris; Capsicum annuum; Chenopodium album; Cichorium intybus; Cirsium arvense, vulgare; Convolvulus arvensis; Datura stramonium; Daucus carota; Erysimum cheiranthoides; Leontodon; Persicaria maculosa; Petroselinum crispum; Raphanus raphanistrum, sativus; Senecio vulgaris; Solanum nigrum, tuberosum; Taraxacum; Thlaspi arvense; Xanthium orientale subsp. italicum.

larva

See Burckhardt & Freuler.

synonyms

Trioza nigricornis.

references

den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Burckhardt & Freuler (2000a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1996a), Hellrigl (2004a), Jerinić-Prodanović (2010a), Lauterer (1976a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), Ossiannilsson (1972am 1992a), Seljak (2006a, 2020a), Spodek, Burckhardt & Freidberg (2017a).

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