Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaitophorus ramicola

Chaitophorus ramicola (Börner, 1949)

on Salix


Apterae 1-3 mm, broad-oval, dull greyish olive to black, with a more or less distinct pale median line; antennae and legs dark. They live in small colonies on the bark of young lignified shoots, especially in the branch axils, and close to the ground; they are attended by ants that cover the colonies with dirt.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix aegyptiaca, caprea, cinerea.


Promicralla ramicola.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1982a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Şenol, Akyildirim Beğen, Görür & Demi̇rtaş (2014a), Szelegiewicz (1961a), Wieczorek & Osiadacz (2007a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 1.ii.2019