Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agdistis bennetii

Agdistis bennetii (Curtis, 1833)

saltmarsh plume

on Limonium

parasite

The larvae live free at the undersides of the leaves in the heart of the plant, perfectly camouflaged by their colour. There also the pupation.

host plants

Plumbaginaceae, monophagous

Limonium bellidifolium, confusum, dodartii, gerardianum, oleifolium, ramosissimum, vulgare.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as partly developed larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

GIelis (1996a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Nel (1991e, 1996a), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 5.i.2020