Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis acetosae

Aphis acetosae Linnaeus, 1761

on (Rheum), Rumex


Apterae often in large, ant-visited colonies, on the stems, at the underside of the leaves and in the inflorescence. They are 2-3 mm long, dark green to black.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, crispus, hydrolapathum, rugosus, thyrsiflorus.

Mainly on Rumex acetosa; Petrović also mentions Rumex acetosella; also reported from Rheum.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Danielsson (1974a).Heie (1986a), Laamari, Coeur d’Acier & Jousselin (2013a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a) Petrović (1998a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 19.i.2019