Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gelechia muscosella

Gelechia muscosella Zeller, 1839

grey sallow groundling

on poplar, willow


Tha larva develops on the catkins; only when these fall off untimely the larva lives in a rolled leaf or between spun leaves.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus tremula; Salix alba, caprea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), van Deventer (2021a), Huemer (2012a), Huemer & Mayr (1999a), Huemer & Wiesner (1997a), Huisman & Koster (1997a, 2000a), Huisman, Koster, Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2003a), Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken ao (1986a), Kaitila (1996a), Kovács & Kovács (2022a), Parsons (1995a), De Prins (2001a), Wegner (2010a), Wullaert (2015a).

Last modified 24.i.2023