Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaitophorus vitellinae

Chaitophorus vitellinae (von Paula Schrank, 1801)

on Salix


Apterae, 1-2 mm, are broad-oval, dispersed hairy with short, stump-like siphunculi; they are yellowish green with laterally a broad darker band; the legs and antennae are pale. On the bark of young, not yet lignified shoots and on petioles. They are attended by ants.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix alba (= vitellina), babylonica. cinerea, daphnoides, x fragilis, x sepulcralis, triandra, viminalis.


Pseudomicrella vitellinae.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Danielsson (1974a), Heie (1982a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Szelegiewicz (1961a), Wieczorek & Osiadacz (2007a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 18.i.2019