Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epinotia nisella

Epinotia nisella (Clerck, 1759)

grey poplar bell

on Populus, Salix


Larvae in the catkins, also the fallen ones.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus alba, x canescens, nigra, tremula; Salix caprea, cinerea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni, Swatschek.


Epiblema nisella.


Miller found in North America that the species, next to the behaviour described above, also made tunnels in current-year old shoots of Populus balsamifera. This caused a swelling of the shoots. Pupation took place in the tunnels.


Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman, Koster & Schreurs (2015a),Lepiforum (2020), Miller (1986a), Mutanen, Aarvik, Landry ao (2012b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 22.vii.2021