Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaitophorus mordvilkoi

Chaitophorus mordvilkoi Mamontova, 1961

on Salix


Apterae 1-2 mm, broad-oval, hairy, with short stump-like siphunculi. The colour is dark except for a median yellowish-green stripe running from the back of the head to middle of abdomen. In small colonies at the underside of the leaves, on petioles, and at the tip of young shoots. Not attended by ants.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix purpurea.

Rarely (?) also S. viminalis.


The spelling Ch. mordwilkoi is incorrect.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría & Tizado (1993a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Szelegiewicz (1961a), Wieczorek & Osiadacz (2007a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 30.i.2019