Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Paranthrene tabaniformis

Paranthrene tabaniformis (Rottemburg, 1775)

on Populus


the larva tunnels during two years in the wood of 3-6 years old trees; in not too thick branches or suckers this may result in a recognisable swelling. Oten in old galls, like those of Saperda populnea. Pupation the gallery, not in a cocoon. After the moth has emerged the empty pupa protrudes halfway out of the opening.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus alba, nigra, simonii, tremula.

Occasionally Betula; Fagus; Hippophae rhamnoides; Prunus; Quercus; Salix, Salix x salamonii (Aistleitner, Bella ao, Bąkowski, Marabuto).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.


Paranthrene rhingiaeformis (Hübner, 1790).


Aistleitner (2004a), Bachelard (2014a), Bąkowski (2013b), Bąkowski, Celadyn, Hołowiński & Zajda (2011a), Bartsch (1992a), Bartsch & Pühringer (2005a), Bella, Bartsch & Laštůvka (2017a), Blasius (1993a), Buhr (1965a), Charles, Nef, Allegro, ao (2014a), Houard (1908a, 1909a), Kusdas & Reichl (eds, 1974a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Marabuto (2018a), Mifsud, Farrugia & Sammut (2003a), Sage (2005a), Tomasi (2014a).

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