Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xanthia icteritia

Xanthia icteritia (Hufnagel, 1766)

sallow

on Populus, Salix

parasite

Larvae feed on a catkin; when this source is exhausted they drop to the ground and may for a while feed on the low vegetation.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus alba, tremula; Salix aurita, caprea, cinerea.

phenology

Larvae in early spring,

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Dolinskaya, Lepiforum.

synonyms

Cirrhia icteritia.

references

Dapporto (1998a), Dolinskaya (2011a), Ebert (ed., 1997b), Elsner & Lehmann (1991a), Lepiforum (2021), Stojanović, Ćurčić, Orlović & Galić (2011a) .

Last modified 14.viii.2021