Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Adela albicinctella

Adela albicinctella Mann, 1852

on Salix


Pictures by Rudolf Bryner in Lepiforum, 2019 and Scmid show that the young larvae bore in the female catkin. Soon they start making a case (initially from pappus) and feed then on detritus.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix breviserrata, caprea, glaucosericea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Kurz (2016a), Sauruck (0000a), Schmid (2019a).

Last modified 10.ii.2021