Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hexomyza cecidogena

Hexomyza cecidogena (Hering, 1927)

on Salix


up to a cm long, one-sided swelling of a young shoot, abruptly narrowing at both ends. The larva is distinguished from those of Rabdophaga species (Cecidomyiidae) by having a black of dark brown cephalic skeleton (easily visible when the larva is seen from the side). The larva is greenish, the fresh puparium likewise, later more greyish.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix aurita, cinerea, repens.

Tomasi (2014a) mentions S. viminalis.


Melanagromyza cecidogena; Hexomyza salicis: Spencer, 1966c.


Buhr (1955a, 1965a), Černý (2012a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hering (1927d), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1969a, 1976a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a), Skuhravá & Roques (2000), Spencer (1966c), Tomasi (2014a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 16.i.2023