Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bactericera albiventris

Bactericera albiventris (Förster, 1848)

on Salix


The number of Psylloidea living, mostly monophagously, on Salix is considerable. Probably the effect of the infestation will not differ much from one species to the other: small hypophyllous pits, each one housing a flattened larva, and, under more heavy infestation, curling, especially of the younger leaves.

On Salix two genera occur, belonging to different families: Bactericera (Triozidae) and Cacopsylla (Psyllidae). In Triozidae nlarvae the wing rudiment anteriorly has a lobe that extends as far as the front of the head; in Psyllidae this lobe is missing.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix acmophila, alba, aurita, babylonica, elaeagnos, x fragilis, pentandra, purpurea, triandra, viminalis.


Univoltine; hibernation as imago, on conifers.


Trioza albiventris.


Baugnée, Burckhardt & Fassotte (2002a), den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Buhr (1965a), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Groom (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson & White (1979a), Jerinić-Prodanović (2010a), Lauterer (1976a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a, O’Connor & Malumphy (2011a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Seljak (2006a, 2020a), Spodek, Burckhardt & Freidberg (2017a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).

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