Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter viminetorum

Phyllonorycter viminetorum (Stainton, 1854)

osier midget

Phyllonorycter viminetorum mine

Salix viminalis, Losser, leg Sjaak Koster

Phyllonorycter viminetorum mine


Salix viminalis, Nederhorst den Berg: opened mine – no visible cocoon


Lower-surface tentiform mine against the leaf margin, mostly not far from the petiole, often two in a leaf. The mine in contracted tube-like. Pupa yellowish brown. No visible cocoon (coincides with the lining of the mine). Frass packed in a corner of the mine.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix viminalis.

Records in the literature from S. caprea are improbable.


Larvae in July and September – early November (Emmet ao, 1985a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Latvia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from Ireland to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2010).



Lithocolletis viminetorum.


Buhr (1937a, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Davis & Deschka (2001a), Deutschmann (2008a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), De Prins (1998a), Schütze (1931a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a), Tuinstra (2021a).

Last modified 13.ii.2021