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Salix caprea under attack Detail of a twig of Pussy willow (Salix caprea) with eggs deposited by the aphid Plocamaphis flocculosa (under the bud) and a series of egg pockets created by some Nematus spp. (a sawfly) earlier this year. Eggs,Nematus,Plocamaphis flocculosa,Pussy willow,Salix,Salix caprea,nl: Boswilg Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Salix caprea under attack

Detail of a twig of Pussy willow (Salix caprea) with eggs deposited by the aphid Plocamaphis flocculosa (under the bud) and a series of egg pockets created by some Nematus spp. (a sawfly) earlier this year.

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  1. So cool! So, those brown half-circles are egg pockets from sawflies? Posted 5 months ago
    1. Yes :o) Here is a more usual, more complete row of "eggs":
      Nematus miliaris eggs (empty) on Pussy willow Series off egg pockets (or residual scars caused by these) created by the Sawfly Nematus miliaris on a twig of Pussy willow. Eggs,Hymenoptera,Nematinae,Nematus,Nematus miliaris,Pussy willow,Salix caprea,Sawfly,Symphyta,Tenthredinidae,nl: Boswilg,nl: Weidebladwesp
      Posted 5 months ago
      1. Eggcellent! Posted 5 months ago

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''Salix caprea'' is a common species of willow native to Europe and western and central Asia.

It is a deciduous shrub or small tree, reaching a height of 8-10 m, rarely to 13 m. The leaves are 3-12 cm long and from 2-8 cm wide, broader than most other willows. The flowers are soft silky, silvery 3-7 cm long catkins, produced in early spring before the new leaves appear; the male and female catkins are on different plants . The male catkins mature yellow at pollen release, the female catkins.. more

Similar species: Malpighiales
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Oct 22, 2019.