Pemphigus spyrothecae Passerini, 1860

on Populus

Pemphigus spyrothecae: gall on Populus

Populus, Britain, Norfolk, The Brecks © Rob Edmunds

Pemphigus sphyrothecae gall

Populus nigra cv.’Italica’, Belgium, prov. Liège, Flémalle-Haute © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Pemphigus spyrothecae: gall on Populus nigra

Populus nigra, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár © László Érsek

Pemphigus spyrothecae: opened gall

opened gall

Pemphigus spyrothecae: aphids

three aphids


Populus nigra, Kekerdom

dw dsn

transverse section


an aphid, without most of its waxy cover


The number of spirals is 3-4, rarely 5. Contrary to most related species there is no host alternation. The galls are fully developed in August, September.


Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus nigra.

Buhr additionally lists P. balsamifera, x berolinensis, canadensis, simonii. In a botanical garden also on P. laurifolia (Groom, 2011a).


Pemphigus inflatae del Guercio, 1911.


Alton (1999a), Béguinot (2002h, 2003a, 2006c, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Braggion (2013a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Cogolludo (1921a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Groom (2011a), Heie (1980a), Ilie & Marinescu (2011a), Kollár (2007a, 2011a), Lambinon, Carbonelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon & Schneider (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1981a), Osiadacz & Halaj (2014a), Pellizzari (2010a), Pike (2007a), Pike & Foster (2004a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Salas-Remón, Llimona, Lozano ao (2015a). Stefănescu (2009a), Sylvén (1960a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Tomasi (2003a, 2012a, 2014a), Urban (2002a).


pub 23.v.2017 · mod 6.viii.2017