Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Malacosoma castrensis

Malacosoma castrensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

ground lackey

on herbs, etc.

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Achillea millefolium; Anthriscus sylvestris; Artemisia vulgaris; Calluna vulgaris; Centaurea jacea, scabiosa; Cistus lasianthus subsp. alyssoides; Crataegus; Dorycnium pentaphyllum; Euphorbia cyparissias; Fragaria viridis; Helianthemum; Lotus maritimus; Onobrychis reuteri, viciifolia; Plantago media; Prunus spinosa; Quercus rotundifolia; Rubus fruticosus; Rumex acetosella; Sanguisorba minor, offficinalis, verrucosa; Silene colorata; Trifolium campestre, pratense; Tuberaria guttata; Vicia cracca.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

synonyms

Malacosoma castrense.

references

Ebert (ed., 1994a), Lepiforum (2021), Marabuto & Maravalhas (2008a), Martín & Serrano (1984a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 21.vii.2021