Phyllocnistis ramulicola Langmaid & Corley, 2007
new sallow bent-wing
Oviposition on a young twig. From there a long corridor is made in the bark, up to 30 cm in length, running up or down, hardly widening. Finally the corridor enters a petiole and a leaf where, close to the base, at the upperside, a white cocoon is spun in which pupation takes place (Langmaid & Corley, 2007a).
Originally found in the UK onSalix cinerea and caprea, but shortly after also, and in large numbers, on S. aurita and even the narrow-leaved willows S. “x fragilis” and Osier, S. viminalis (Langmaid, in litt.).
Still unclear; larvae were found in mid July.
distribution within Europe
Described from southern England and Portugal, later found in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, and Czechia.
Langmaid & Corley (2007a), Langmaid & Young (2009a), Tokár, Laštůvka, Pastorális ao (2015a).