Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sthenarus rotermundi

Sthenarus rotermundi Scholtz, 1847)

on Populus


The species lives well camouflaged zoophytophagously under the leaves of “white” poplars. Buhr write that suction damage to young leaves may result in leaf curling.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus alba, x canescens.

That the species would live also on Alnus, Salix, as is written by Buhr, is unlikely.


Univoltine; hibernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Buhr (1965a), Roskam (2019a), Southwood & Leston (1959a), Wachmann, Melber & Deckert 2004a).

Last modified 10.xii.2019