Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthocoptes salicis

Anthocoptes salicis (Nalepa, 1894)

on willow


The mites live as vagrants on the undersides of the leaves, without causing apparent damage. Also found in “Wirrtöpfe”, the galls that often are attributed to Stenacis triradiata.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix alba, babylonica, caprea, daphnoides, purpurea, viminalis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Buhr (1965a), Denizhan (2011b), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Farkas (1965a), de Llllo (1986a, 1998b), Lotfollahi, Irani-Nejad & de Lillo (2014a), Ripka (2007a) , Ripka & de Lillo (1997a), Roivainen (1953a).

Last modified 29.xi.2019