Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Kleidocerys resedae

Kleidocerys resedae (Panzer, 1797)

birch catkin bug

on Betula, etc.


Larvae and adults suck at the catkins.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous


At high densities the bugs are seen also on other plants, like Alnus; Amelanchier; Berberis thunbergii; Corylus avellana; Fagus grandifolia; Populus nigra; Prunus serotina; Reynoutria japonica; Rhododendron; Salix.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


augnée (2003c), Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), Rabitsch (2004a), Yazici, Yildirim & Moulet (2015a).

Last modified 23.i.2022