Chaitophorus niger Mordvilko, 1929

dark willow leaf aphid

on Salix

Chaitophorus niger on Salix alba

Salix alba, Engeland © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mm, hairy, with short, stump-like siphunculi. The colour is blackish brown, cauda, antennae en legs lighter and a ring around the basis of each siphunculus. Solitary or in small colonies on the underside of the leaves; only rarely visited by ants.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix alba, apennina, babylonica, x blanda, cantabrica, caprea, cinerea & subsp. oleifolia, daphnoides subsp. acutifolia, x fragilis, pentandra, phylicifolia, purpurea, repens, x salamonii, triandra, viminalis.

synonyms

Chaitophorus salijaponicus niger.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Danielsson (1974a), Heie (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1981a, 1997a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Nieto Nafría & Tizado (1993a), 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).

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