Aploneura lentisci (Passerini, 1856)

Hemiptera, Aphididae

on Pistacia

Aploneura lentisci: gall on Pistacia lentiscus

Pistacia lentiscus, France, Corsica, Belgodère, plage de Lozari © Stéphane Claerebout

Aploneura lentisci: gall on Pistacia lentiscus, opemed

opened gall

Aploneura lentisci: aphid


Aploneura lentisci gall

Pistacia lentiscus, Greece, Lesbos, Krátigos

Aploneura lentisci opened gall

Pistacia lentiscus, Spanje, Nerja: opened gall; © Arnold Grosscurt

Aploneura lentisci old gall

old gall


the gall is the result of an invagination along the midrib.

primary hostplants

Anacardiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Pistacia lentiscus.

on Poaceae, etc.


Winged adults that emerge from the Pistacia galls settle on the roots of a variety of grass species, sometimes also herbs. Here several generations take place, until a generation on Pistacia follows in the end; the entire cycle takes two years.

secondary hostplants

Poaceae, ….

Poaceae, Ranunculus, Veronica….


In more northern regions where, Pistacia does not occur, the species may live permanently on the secondary hosts.

In Denmark found only on Ochlopoa annua, and easy to find, since the roots are white because of the copious amounts of wax-wool of the aphids.


Bellmann (2012a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a [“Anopleura lentisci”]), Heie (1980a), Inbar, Wink & Wool (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Salas-Remón, Llimona, Lozano ao (2015a), Wool (1997a), Wool & Kurzfeld-Zexer (2008a).


pub 23.v.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017