Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cucullia lactucae

Cucullia lactucae (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

lettuce shark

on Prenanthes, etc.

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Cirsium arvense; Hieracium; lactuca muralis, perennis, sativa, serriola; Prenanthes purpurea; Sonchus arvensis, asper, oleraceus; Tragopogon pratensis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Boczki (2009a), Demerges (2003a), Ebert (ed., 1997b), Lepiforum (2021), Peslier (2000a), Reuhl (1974a), Steeman & Sierens (2018a, 2020a).

Last modified 31.x.2021