Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaitophorus salicti

Chaitophorus salicti (Schrank, 1801)

sallow leaf-vein aphid

on Salix

Chaitophorus salicti: apterae on Salix cinerea

Salix cinerea, England, Cumbria, Abbots Wood © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints: summer aspect

Chaitophorus salicti pn Salix caprea

Salix caprea, Hungary, Budapest, Hűvösvölgy, 23.v.2017 © László Érsek

Chaitophorus salicti pn Salix caprea

the leaves are hardly malformed

Chaitophorus salicti: apterae

apterae with larvae

Chaitophorus salicti: aptera

aptera (spring form)

Chaitophorus salicti: alate larvae

laeval alatae

Chaitophorus salicti: alate

alate

Chaitophorus salicti on Salix caprea

Salix caprea, Hungary, Budapest, 19.vii.2019 © László Érsek

Chaitophorus salicti: summer form

aptera, summer form

Chaitophorus salicti on Salix triandra

Salix triandra, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 16.vii.2019 © László Érsek

Chaitophorus salicti: summer form

aptera, summer form

gall

Apterae 1-2 mm, hairy, with short, stump-like siphunculi. In spring the aphids are black with a vague pale median line; in late summer they are yellowish white with reddish brown to dark grey markings. At the underside of the leaves, close to the midrib or heavy lateral veins; sometimes they are attended by ants.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix aurita, caprea, cinerea.

Less often also S. aegyptiaca, alba, apennina, daphnoides, gmelinii, triandra, viminalis.

synonyms

Pseudomicrella salicti.

references

Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Danielsson (1974a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a[“saliceti”]), Heie (1982a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Szelegiewicz (1961a, 1982b), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Wieczorek & Osiadacz (2007a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 14.i.2021