Capperia fusca (Hofmann, 1898)

on Marrubium, Stachys

parasite

The larvae of the first generation live freely on the lives; those of the second generation feed on the flowers and fruits.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Marrubium vulgare; Stachys alpina, cretica subsp. cassia, ? recta.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pop

See Nel; pictures on Lepiforum

notes

The population on Marrubium is considered a distinct species, viz. Capperia marrubii Adamczewski, 1951, by some authors.

references

Bigot & Picard (2009a), Fazekas (2007a), Gielis (996a), Nel (1996a), d’Urso, Marchese & Nel (2008a).

mod 5.ix.2019