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


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, viminalis.


Pseudomicrella salicti.


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 10.ii.2019