Rabdophaga amenticola (Kieffer, 1909)

on Salix

parasite

Larvae at the base of swollen ovaries in disfigured, but not excessively hairy female catkins.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix reticulata.

synonyms

Rhabdophaga amenticola.
Gagné & Jaschhof consider amenticola a junior synonym of R. heterobia. Because of the widely different host plants this is less plausible.

references

Barnes (1951a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Kieffer (1909a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2010a).

mod 29.iv.2018