Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Synanthedon polaris

Synanthedon polaris (Staudinger, 1877)

on Salix


The larvae bore in the basal parts of the stem and in the roots.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix breviserrata, glauca, glaucosericea, helvetica, lapponum, phylicifolia.


The larva lives for three years.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Aarvik, Karsholt, Larsen & Schnack (1988a). Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a).

Last modified 10.iv.2021