Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rabdophaga triandraperda

Rabdophaga triandraperda Barnes, 1935

on Salix


Under the bark of twigs live a number of orange or red larvae, each in a gall chamber for its own; 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. Galls mainly in the basal part of the current year’s shoots. Probably multivoltine.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix triandra.

According to Roskam also S. viminalis, but see R. viminalis.


Dasineura triandraperda.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 253), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

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