Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cydia servillana

Cydia servillana (Duponchel, 1836)

sallow-shoot piercer

on Salix

Cydia servillana: gall on Salix aurita

Salix aurita, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Chimay, Etang de Virelles, 12.viii.2018 © Stéphane Claerebout

Cydia servillana: larva

partly opened gall

Cydia servillana: larva


Cydia servillana: larv

larva, head end

Cydia servillana: larva

larva, terminal prolegs and anal plate

Cydia servillana: gall on Salix spec.

Salix spec. (from Houard, 1908a).

Cydia servillana gall

Salix cf. cinerea, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Hensies © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Cydia servillana gall

opened gall

Cydia servillana larva


Cydia servillana: opened gall

Salix caprea, België, prov. Hainaut, Virelles © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Cydia servillana: larva


Cydia servillana: old gall on Salix eleagnos

Salix eleagnos, Germany, Bavaria, Pfronten, Ahornbach (850 m): old, vacated gall and, unsharp in the foreground, a fresh one © Arnold Grosscurt


pupation in the gall.


Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix alba, aurita, caprea, cinerea, daphnoides, elaeagnos, purpurea, repens, viminalis.

Hancock & Bland mention only S. aurita, cinerea.


Body whitsh, covered by brownish spinules; head and prothoracic plate brownish black; anal plate brown; pinacula large, brownish grey (Swatschek).


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Grapholitha, Laspeyresia, servillana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Houard (1908a [“servilleana”]), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Huisman, Koster, Muus & van Nieukerken (2013a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Roskam (2009a), Steeman & Sierens (2018a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 21.vii.2021