Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ptocheuusa abnormella

Ptocheuusa abnormella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

on Inula

parasite

The larva lives in the flower heads, feeding on the achenes. Hibernation in the head; in the spring there also the pupation in a curved, leathery cocoon densely set with emptied achenes.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Inula ensifolia.

phenology

Univoltien, hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body wax-coloured yellow; head small, together with prothoracic plate pale honey-coloured. Thoracic feet absent.

pupa

Light brown.

references

Krone (1904a), Schütze (1931a), Šumpich & Vítek (2014a).

Last modified 21.xii.2019