Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rabdophaga deletrix

Rabdophaga deletrix (Rübsaamen, 1921)

on Salix

Rabdophahga deletrix: galls on Salix alba

galls on Salix alba (from Moraal & de Goffau, 1989a)


unilateral, elliptic swelling of a young shoot, just below a bud. Contains a wide gall chamber with a yellow larva or a pupa. Univoltine.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix alba, fragilis, viminalis.


Rabdophahga deletrix: larval spatula


Rabdophaga deletrix: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Helicomyia deletrix.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Möhn (1955a), Moraal & de Goffau (1989a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1921a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 235), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 4.x.2021