Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dorytomus melanophthalmus

Dorytomus melanophthalmus (Paykull, 1792)

on Salix


Oviposition in male and female flowers buds in autumn. In the following spring the larvae bore in the catkins, then pupate in the soil.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix alba, aurita, caprea, cinerea, x fragilis, purpurea, triandra, viminalis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

egg, larva, pupa

see Urban.


Behne (1987a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1986a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Heijerman & van der Leij (1997a), Podlussány (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Scholze (1991a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Urban (1914d), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 16.xi.2023