C. tuberculata

Callipterinella tuberculata (von Heyden, 1837)

Red-banded birch aphid

Callipterinella tuberculata
Callipterinella tuberculata : adulte aptère et nymphe 4
Callipterinella tuberculata : adulte ailé montage lame

Morphological characteristics

1.7-2.2 mm
Aphid yellowish with dark patches on abdomen and covered with numerous long hairs.
Apterous: antennae short with processus terminalis short, abdomen with hairs and spots dark, cornicles short and dark, cauda knobbed.
Alate: antennae with proximal part of segment III light-colored, abdomen with small dark spots, cornicles short and dark, cauda knobbed, wings marked by dark venation and absence of part of radial sector.

See identification file

Life cycles

Monoecious holocyclic

Host Plants

Betula pendula, silver birch

Particular characteristics

Callipterinella tuberculata forms sparse colonies on underside of young birch leaves.

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Modification date: 06 May 2024 | Publication date: 16 March 2017 | By: Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet