Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Viridicerus ustulatus

Viridicerus ustulatus (Mulsant & Rey, 1855)

on Populus


Although Houard discusses this species as a gall causer (the leaves would be caused to roll down inwards), this does not seem to be typical for this particular species.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus alba, x canescens.

Also P. tremula? (Mazzoni).


Univoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Idiocerus ustulatus.


Baugnée (2003c), Gillerfors (2008a), Houard (1908a), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), Mazzoni (2005a), Mol (2013b), Mühlethaler, Holzinger, Nickel & Wachmann (2018a), Walczak, Gębicki, Wojciechowski & Świerczewski (2015a).

Last modified 13.iii.2021