Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Whittleia retiella

Whittleia retiella (Newman, 1847)

netted bagworm

on Festuca, Puccinellia

Whittleia retiella: case

case (from Rickert)


Larvae free on the plants, living in a silken case that is entirely covered by pieces of grass; pupation in the case.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Festuca rubra & subsp. litoralis; Puccinellia maritima.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Lepiforum (2019), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Wegner (2010a, 2013a).

Last modified 20.i.2020