Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xanthia togata

Xanthia togata (Esper, 1788)

pink-barred sallow

on Populus, Salix


The larvae bore in the catkins. In the end they drop to the ground, may feed for a short while on the low vegetation, then pupate in the soil.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus; Salix aurita, caprea, cinerea.


Larvae in early spring,

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.


Dapporto (1998a), Ebert (ed., 1997b), Elsner & Lehmann (1991a), Freytag (1996a), Lepiforum (2021).

Last modified 16.ii.2023