Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaitophorus tremulae

Chaitophorus tremulae Koch, 1854

aspen-leaf aphid

on Populus

Chaitophorus tremulae on Populus tremula

Populus tremula, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-3 mm, dispersed hairy, with short, stump-like siphunculi. In small colonies on undersides of the leaves, often in leaves spun together by other insects, or in leaf-nest galls of Eriosoma and relatives. Not usually ant-attended

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus grandidentata, tremula.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a, 2011a), Heie (1982a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Müller (1986a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Szelegiewicz (1961a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wieczorek & Osiadacz (2007a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 31.i.2019