Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rabdophaga giraudiana

Rabdophaga giraudiana Kieffer, 1898

on Populus


Inconspicuous elongated swelling of young twigs. Under the bark live numerous orange larvae, each in its own cell. Univoltine, pupation within the gall. After the midges have emerged the gall has numerous fine holes. Because of the numerous gall chambers local rotting may occur. In any case as long as the gall is occupied the bark remains fully intact.

host plants

Salicaceae, monphagous

Populus alba, tremula.


Dasineura, Rhabdophaga, giraudiana.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2012a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 198), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravý, Skuhravá & Brewer (1997a).

Last modified 30.ix.2021