Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Batrachedra praeangusta

Batrachedra praeangusta (Haworth, 1828)

poplar cosmet

on poplar, willow


The young larve lives in a female catkin, initially freely, later in a siklen gallery. If the larve is not yet fully fed [having fed on the smaller willow catkins?] it entirely empties a leaf bud. Pupation in a narrow, felt-like cocoon, mostly in a bark fissure.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus alba, tremula; Salix alba, tremula.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


See Patočka.


Baldizzone (2008a), Corley, Rosete, Gonçalves ao (2018a), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Fazekas & Schreurs (2010a), Huemer (2012a), Klimesch (1960a), Koster & S9nev (2003a), Patočka (1997a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a).

Last modified 2.ii.2020