Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rabdophaga exsiccans

Rabdophaga exsiccans (Rübsaamen, 1916)

on Salix


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.


Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix repens.


Rabdophaga exsiccans: spatula

spatula (from Rübsaamen, 1916a)

Rabdophaga exsiccans: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Dasineura, Rhabdophaga, exsiccans.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1916a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 251), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 5.x.2021