Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Temnocerus tomentosus

Temnocerus tomentosus (Gyllenhal, 1839)

on (Alnus, Populus), Salix

parasite

Biology as in T. nanus, with the difference that the female, after having deposited an egg, completely cuts off the top ± 12 mm of the shoot, that falls to the ground and starts to rot.

host plants

Betulaceae, Salicaceae, restricted polyphagous

Salix caprea, viminalis.

Rarely Alnus; Populus.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as larva, in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Pselaphorhynchites tomentosus.

references

Dieckmann(1974a), Papi (2009a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

Last modified 25.v.2019