Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaitophorus capreae

Chaitophorus capreae (Mosley, 1841)

pale sallow-leaf aphid

on Salix

Chaitophorus capreae on Salix cinerea

Salix cinerea, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-2 mm, whitish tot pale yellow or green, hairy with short blunt siphunculi. They do not form discrete colonies but are scattered over the underside of the leaves along the main veins. Not ant-attended.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix alba, aurita, babylonica, caprea, cinerea & subsp. oleifolia, daphnoides, lapponum, pedicellata, viminalis.


Tranaphis capreae.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1982a), Hellrigl (2004a), Influential Points (2017), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1997a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Mifsud, Pérez Hidalgo & Barbagallo (2009a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1981a, 1998a), Osiadacz & Wieczorek (2003a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998c). Szelegiewicz (1961a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wieczorek & Osiadacz (2007a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 2.ii.2021