Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Euura piliserra

Euura piliserra (Thomson, 1862)

on Salix

Euura piliserra: galls on Salix viminalis

Salix viminalis, Dronten, Roggebotbos, 27.viii.2018 © Arnold Groscurt

Euura piliserra: galls on Salix viminalis

galls, undersides

Euura piliserra: larvae

two larvae

Euura piliserra gall

Salix viminalis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Jambes, Ruisseau d’Orjo © Jean-Yves Baugnée, det. Jean-Luc Bouvé

Euura piliserra larvae



3-5(8) larvae in a downwards rolled leaf margin; generally both margins are rolled, in a way that a wide tube is formed. The larva may leave the rolled part of the leaf to feed on the distal, ungalled part, leaving only the veins untouched. The larva lacks a black pigmentation on the last abdominal segments, and also lacks pseudocerci.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix gmelinii, viminalis.


Phyllocolpa, Pontania piliserra; Pteronidea weiffenbachi Lindqvist, 1956.


Member of the Euura oblita species group.


Beneš (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Grosscurt (2020a), Kopelke (2007c), Liston, Heibo, Prous ao (2017a), Mol (2013a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a), Tomasi (2014a), Vikberg (2009a), Zinovjev & Vikberg (1998a).

Last modified 28.iv.2020