Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaitophorus truncatus

Chaitophorus truncatus (Haussmann, 1802)

green willow-leaf aphid

on Salix

Chaitophorus truncatus

Salix spec., UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-2 mm, dispersed hairy, siphunculi short, stump-like. In spring their colour is green, but in late summer they are much darker, almost black, with lighter legs and antennae. In small colonies at the underside of the leaves. Generally not ant-attended.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix alba, babylonica. caprea, cinerea subsp. oleifolia, x fragilis, phylicifolia, purpurea, triandra, viminalis.

On narrow-leaved willows


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1997a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998c), Szelegiewicz (1961a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wieczorek & Osiadacz (2007a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 18.i.2019