Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Callipterinella calliptera

Callipterinella calliptera (Hartig, 1841)

black-banded birch-aphid

on Betula

Callipterinella calliptera

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Callipterinella calliptera: colony on Betula pendula

Betula pendula, Hungary, Budapest, 19.v.2015 © László Érsek

Callipterinella calliptera: colony on Betula pendula

colony on just unfold leaf

Callipterinella calliptera: apterae and larvae

apterae and larvae (partly young alatae)

Callipterinella calliptera: alate



Apterae 2-3 mm, at the underside of the leaves, often in leaves that have been spun together by caterpillars. Attended by ants.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula nana, pendula, platyphylla, pubescens.


Calaphis calliptera; Chaitophorus, Chaetophorus, annulatus Koch, 1854.


Bachmaier (1965a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Heie (1982a), Houard (1908a), Łabanowski & Soika (2011a), López Rodríguez & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1997a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wieczorek & Kanturski (2011a). Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 15.i.2019