Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mycterothrips salicis

Mycterothrips salicis Reuter, 1879

on Salix, etc.


The thrips live on the leaves; their suction damage may result in a malformation and discolouration of young leaves, the leave margins may be curled downwards.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus; Salix alba, aurita, babylonica, purpurea, repens, viminalis.

Mainly on S. purpurea, viminalis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Physothrips, Taeniothrips, salicis.


Buhr (1965a), Karadjova & Krumov (2015a), Kobro (2003a), Mound, Morison, Pitkin & Palmer (1976a), Qvick (1977a), Roskam (2019a), zur Strassen (1993a), Thrips of the British Isles (2020), Tunç, Bahşi̇ & Göçmen (2012a).

Last modified 29.viii.2020