C. populeti

Chaitophorus populeti (Panzer, 1801)

Poplar shoot aphid

2.0-2.3 mm
Apterous: green or chestnut brown with a light spot on abdomen, numerous hairs present, antennae short, cornicles short.
Alate: with dark dorsal and ventral stripes and highly pigmented marginal sclerites; cornicles short, cylindrical and dark, cauda knobbed.

See identification file

Monoecious holocyclic

Host plants

Populus spp, more particularly Populus alba, white poplar; P. tremula, aspen

Chaitophorus populeti lives on underside of leaves and on young shoots.
In spring, colonies are visited by ants.

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Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 01 June 2017 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet