Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaitophorus populifolii

Chaitophorus populifolii (Essig, 1912)

on Populus

Chaitophorus populifolii: aptera

aptera (from Petrović-Obradović ao).


Apterae 1-2 mm, yellowish, sometimes with variably developed brown to black pigmentation of head, pro- and mesothorax and abdominal tergites 7 and 8, and occasionally with a pair of dark, usually incomplete, pleural stripes.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus x canadensis, carolinensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Originally a North American species.


Blackman & Eastop (2018), Petrović-Obradović, Tomanović, Poljaković-Pajnik ao (2010a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 2.iii.2019