Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Psallus variabilis

Psallus variabilis (Fallén, 1807)

on Quercus, etc.


Larvae and adults at the inflorescences and young shoots; also zoophagous.

host plants


Acer; Alnus; Corylus; Crataegus; Fraxinus excelsior; Populus; Quercus macranthera, petraea, robur; Malus domestica; Prunus spinosa; Salix; Tilia; Ulmus.

Primarily on the male inflorescences of oaks; only after these are starting to wilt the bugs move to other tree species.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Aukema (1981a), Aukema, Chérot, Viskens & Bruers (2014a), Chłond & Gorczyca (2009a), Dioli (1997a), Endrestøl & Ødegaard (2011a), Lodos, Önder, Pehli̇van, ao (2003a), Pagola-Carte, Zabalegui & Ribes (2006a), Polentz (1963a), Ribes (1993a), Wagner (1955a), Wheeler-Jr & Hoebeke (1982a), Wyniger (2004a), Zeletzki & Rinnhofer (1966a).

Last modified 8.iv.2022