Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaitophorus populialbae

Chaitophorus populialbae (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1841)

poplar-leaf aphid

on Populus

Chaitophorus populialbae on Populus alba

Populus alba, England © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-2 mm, hairy, with short stump-like siphunculi. The colour is greenish to yellowish white, often with small green spots. In small colonies, usually at the underside of the leaves. According to Buhr attacked leaves are loosely rolled downwards.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus alba, x canescens, grandidentata, nigra, tremula.

Although according to Buhr the species is limited to P. alba, Blackman & Eastop state that it lives on various poplars; still alba seems the most popular host.


Chaetophorus populialbae; Chaitophorus albus Mordvilko, 1901.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Heie (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1997a)n Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Mifsud, Pérez Hidalgo & Barbagallo (2009a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998c), Szelegiewicz (1961a), Wieczorek & Osiadacz (2007a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 31.i.2019