C. calliptera

Callipterinella calliptera (Hartig, 1841)

Black-banded birch aphid

Callipterinella calliptera : adulte aptère
Callipterinella calliptera : adulte ailé
Callipterinella calliptera : adulte ailé

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.

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Modification date : 06 May 2024 | Publication date : 15 March 2017 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet