Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phragmataecia castaneae

Phragmataecia castaneae (Hübner, 1790)

reed leopard

on Phragmites

Phragmataecia castaneae in Phragmites australis

Phragmites australis, Hungary, Kimle, 27.vii.2017 © László Érsek: occupied plant

Phragmataecia castaneae larva

larva in opened culm

Phragmataecia castaneae larva

detail

Phragmataecia castaneae larva

larve

Phragmataecia castaneae larva

head and thorax

parasite

Larva bores in the culm.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Phragmites australis.

phenology

The development takes two years; pupation in the spring, in the upper part of the culm.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Triberti, Longo Turri, Adami & Zanetti (2017a).

Last modified 12.xi.2020