Myzocallis castanicola Baker, 1917

sweet chestnut aphid

on Castanea, (Quercus)

Myzocallis castanicola: vivipara on Castanea sativa

Castanea sativa, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints:


Adult viviparae are winged, ± 2 mm in size, marked more colourful than the larva. They live at the underside of the leaves.

host plants

Fagaceae, oligophagous

Castanea sativa; Quercus cerris, faginea, ilex, petraea, pubescens & subsp. subpyrenaica, pyrenaica, robur, rotundifolia, suber.

Mainly on Castanea.


Some authors distinguish between a subspecies M. c. castanicola that lives on both oak and sweet chestnut, and M. castanicola leclanti Quednau & Remaudière, 1994, exclusively on sweet chestnut.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1992a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), López Rodríguez & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1997a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek & Kanturski (2011a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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