Rabdophaga strobilina (Bremi, 1847)

on Salix

Rabdophaga strobilina: gall on Salix purpurea

Salix purpurea, Belgiium, prov. Hainaut, Virelles © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Rabdophaga strobilina: old, opened gall

old, opened gall with three cocoons

gall

This species is closely related to Rabdophaga rosaria, and often confused and even synonymised with that species. In fact, it is an inquiline of rosaria. The presence of both species in a gall tends to increase its size.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix purpurea.

synonyms

Dasineura strobilina.

references

Béguinot (2001c, 2002e, 2007b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Flügel (2016a), Gagné (2010a), Haarder, Bruun, Harris & Skuhravá (2016a), Pârvu (2005a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 1997a, 1999b, 2005b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stelter (1989b).

mod 28.iii.2018