Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis arbuti

Aphis arbuti Ferrari, 1872

on Arbutus


Apterae 2-3 mm, wine red. On the tips of the branches and at the undersides of the leaves; young shoots may become spirally distorted.


Ericacae, monophagous

Arbutus unedo.

Blackman & Eastop also cite Erica arborea,but this is not repeated by other authors. A reference to Pittosporum undulatum certainly is doubtful.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Remaudière, Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1986a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Tavares (1905a).

Last modified 21.viii.2019