Rabdophaga exsiccans (Rübsaamen, 1916)

on Salix

gall

Under the bark of young twigs live a number of orange or red larvae; the branches are not or only weakly swollen. Before they pupate, the larvae make emergence openings. These “shot holes” are the clearest indication of their presence. Attacked shoots die off. Probably univoltine.

hostplants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix repens.

larva

Rabdophaga exsiccans: spatula

spatula (from Rübsaamen, 1916a)

Rabdophaga exsiccans: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)

synonyms

Dasineura, Rhabdophaga, exsiccans.

references

Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1916a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

mod 18.v.2018