Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Euura nigritarsis

Euura nigritarsis Cameron, 1885

Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae

on Salix

Euura nigritarsis: gall on Salix caprea

Salix caprea © Roelof Jan Koop


the catkin-buds are swollen and unusually firm. For the oviposition the wasp’s ovipositor has pierced through the base of petiole, often leaving a clear scar. Inside a single sawfly caterpillar. Often several buds of the same shoot are galled.


Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix caprea.


BeneŇ° (2014a), Kopelke (1999a, 2001a), Liston (2006a), Mol (2013a).


Last modified 21.iv.2020