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).


Behne (1987a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1986a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).