Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rabdophaga rosariella

Rabdophaga rosariella (Kieffer, 1897)

on Salix

Rabdophaga rosariella: gall on Salix cinerea

Salix cinerea, Belgium, prov. Namur, Doische, Romerée © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Rabdophaga rosariella: gall on Salix aurita

Salix aurita, Belgium, prov. Namur, Oignie © Sébastien Carbonnelle: winter aspect


The larvae in a very small leaf rosette, up to 8 mm, not unusually hairy, on a lateral bud. The full grown larvae do not have a sternal spatula, which is very unusual within the genus Rabdophaga (Redfern & Shirley).

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix aurita, cinerea.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Máca (2012a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Suhravá (2009a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2003a, 2010a,b, 2012a, 2021a: 240), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 4.x.2021