Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Abia nitens

Abia nitens (Linnaeus, 1758)

orange-horned scabious sawfly

on Caprifoliaceae

Abia sericea: larva on Succisa pratensis

Succisa pratensis, Belgium, prov. prov. Namur, Doische, Matagne-la-Grande, 27.ix.2014 © Stéphane Claerebout

Abia sericea: larva on Succisa pratensis

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Abia sericea: larva on Succisa pratensis

larva, frontal


Larvae free on the leaves.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Dipsacus fullonum, laciniatus, sativus; Knautia arvensis, godetii, maxima; Scabiosa ochroleuca; Succisa pratensis.

References to Fragaria have been shown to be incorrect.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Liston, Mutanen, Heidemaa, ao (2022a) argued that A. nitens is the correct nam of what up till then was indicated as Abia sericea (Linnaeus, 1767).


Berland (1947a), Blasco Zumeta (1994a), Çalmaşur (2011a), Gyurkovics & Haris (2012a), Harizanova, Stoeva & Rector (2012a), Hastaoğlu Örgen & Ghahari (2022a), Kust (2017a), Liston, Mutanen, Heidemaa, ao (2022a), Liston, Savina, Nagy, ao (2014a), Savina & Chevin (2012a), Savina & Liston (2009a), Schedl (2012a), Schwarz (2000a), Taeger (1998a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

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