Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phloeomyzus passerinii

Phloeomyzus passerinii (Signoret, 1875)

woolly poplar aphid

on Populus

Phloeomyzus passerinii: aptera

Aptera, © Sophie Pointeau, INRA


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.


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).


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Charles, Nef, Allegro, ao (2014a), 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).

Last modified 9.xii.2019