Subfamily : Chaitophorinae

This genus is characterized by individuals covered with hairs and also bearing short, cylindrical cornicles.

This genus contains numerous species and exclusively colonizes Salicaceae: Populus (poplar), Salix (willows)


Chaitophorus, from the subfamily Chaitophorinae is closely related to the genus Periphyllus, but distinguishable by certain individuals :

 - smaller than Periphyllus

 - with a knobbed cauda

 - and cornicles with length equal to diameter of base

Modification date: 07 February 2023 | Publication date: 21 September 2010 | By: Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet