Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Euura bigallae

Euura bigallae (Vikberg & Zinovjev, 2014)

on Salix


Galls paired, on the upper surface of the leaf near its apex; they are short, globose and measured 6-7 x 5 mm; covered with short and thick hairs, colour brownish green; vacated galls pale brownish, with thin walls, filled with frass.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix caprea, starkeana subsp. cinerascens.


Full grown larva 6-7 mm; head pale, with dark brown markings; body pale yellowish, the green gut shines through. Third abdominal segment with 4 dorsal annulets. Suranal plate with widely separated pseudocerci.


Pontania bigallae.


Member of the Euura dolichura species group.


Liston, Heibo, Prous ao (2017a), Vikberg & Zinovjev (2014a).

Last modified 21.iv.2020