Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Parahypopta caestrum

Parahypopta caestrum (Hübner, 1808)

on Asparagus


Ovipisition in the soil near a plant. Larvae bore in the underground parts, laer also in the stengels. A lava may need several plants.

host plants

Asparagaceae, monophagous

Asparagus acutifolius, albus, maritimus, officinalis.


Uivoltine; the larva hibernates in a silken tube in the soil, pupates in the spring.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


A pest in adsparagus cultivation.


Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanstasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Lepiforum, Tarasco (2012a), Tarasco, Bubici & Oreste (2016a).

Last modified 27.v.2020