Phloeomyzus passerinii (Signoret, 1875)

woolly poplar aphid

on Populus

Phloeomyzus passerinii: aptera

Aptera, © Sophie Pointeau, INRA

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mm, greyish green, especially rearwards with much dirty white wax wool. On the bark, especially of 6-8 year old branches and stems, preferably in bark fissures and wounds.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus alba, x canadensis, carolinensis, nigra.

notes

Common in southern Europe, where it is an important pest in poplar cultivation that since the turn of the century is spreading towards the north (Lieutier ao).

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Franquinho Aguiar, Ilharco, Khadem & Moreira (2013a), Hellrigl (2004a), Krzywiec (1982a), Lieutier, Pointeau, Dardeau ao (2014a), López Rodríguez & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Masłowski, Ledwoń, Wyglenda ao (2017a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a). Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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