Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epiblema grandaevana

Epiblema grandaevana (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

great bell

on Petasites, Tussilago

parasite

The larvae bore in the roots; here also the pupation

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Petasites albus, hybridus; Tussilago farfara.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as mature larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body yellowish; head chestnut brown; prothoracic and anal plates, and pinacula brownish (Swatschek).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Cacochroa grandaevana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Mitterberger (1910a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 16.ii.2020