Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rabdophaga degeerii

Rabdophaga degeerii (Bremi, 1847)

on Salix

Rabdophaga degeerii on Salix purpurea

Salix purpurea, Croatia, Plitvice National Park, x.2022 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Rabdophaga degeerii gall

Salix purpurea, France, Haute Savoie, Lac Vert, 1200 m © Arnold Grosscurt


The gall, in a one-year old shoot, is smooth, fusiform to barrel shaped, round in cross-section, smoothly fading into the ungalled shoot; the gall chamber is in the pith. The larva is solitary, pale orange, and pupates in the gall. Univoltine.
The eggs are glued in small group at the undersides of the very young leaves of a terminal bud, preferably the main shoot. The emerging larvae crawl towards a leaf base and from there penetrate into the shoot (Loux).

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix daphnoides, elaeagnos, purpurea.

larva and pupa

Pupa frontally with a pair of spines.
Radbophaga degeerii: spatula

spatula (from Rübsaamen, 1916a)

Rabdophaga ramicola: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Rabdophaga degeeri; Dasineura degeerii; Rhabdophaga ramicola Rübsaamen, 1916.


Barnes (1951a), Béguinot (2002h, 2012a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Loux (1967a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1916a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá (2009a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a, 2003a, 2006a, 2009a, 2010a,b, 2012a, 2021a: 249), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stelter (1978a, 1988a, 1989b).

Last modified 19.ii.2023