C. calliptera

<i> Callipterinella calliptera</i> (Hartig, 1841)

Black-banded birch aphid

Morphological characters

1.6-2.5 mm
Aphid green to dark green with dorsal stripes.
Apterous: antennae short with processus terminalis short; cornicles short and darkened, cauda knobbed.
Alate: antennae light-colored, darkening towards tip, processus terminalis short: abdomen with dorsal transverse stripes, cornicles short and dark; cauda knobbed, wings marked by somber-toned venation and absence of part of radial sector.

See identification file

Life cycles

Monoecious holocyclic

Host plants

Betula puberscens, downy birch B. verrucosa, silver birch

Particular charcateristics

Callipterinella calliptera forms sparse colonies on underside of young leaves of birch. Colonies visited by ants.

Natural enemies

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Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 15 March 2017 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet