Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rabdophaga pierrei

Rabdophaga pierrei (Kieffer, 1896)

on Salix

Rabdophaga pierrei: gall chambers on Salix spec.

Salix spec., position of gall chambers and exit holes (uit Houard, 1908)


Solitary larvae live in gall chamber below the bark; the gall chambers stand parallel to the surface of the hardly thickened branch. Contrary to R. saliciperda, with a comparable biology, the bark remains intact. Univoltine, hibernation and pupation in the gall.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix aurita, caprea, cinerea & subsp. oleifera.

Houard moreover mentions Salix a
alba, x fragilis
; that seems less probable.


Rabdophaga pierrei: tip op spatula

apex of the spatula (from Kieffer, 1901a)

Rabdophaga pierrei: worn spatuls

spatula, after this has been used to vacate the gall: the tip is worn

Raddophaga pierrei: spatulas

from Rübsaamen (1916a)

Rabdophaga pierrei: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Bertieria, Dasineura, Helicomyia, Rhadbophaga, pierrei.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Gagné (2010a), Hellrigl (2010a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1896a, 1901a), Möhn (1955a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1916a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1999a, 2021a: 240), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stelter (1980a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a).

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