Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis asclepiadis

Aphis asclepiadis Fitch, 1851

dogwood-milkweed aphid


North American species with Cornus as primary host and a larger number of herbaceous species, including Asclepias, as secondary host. The species is not known from Europe, but is casually mentioned from the Netherlands by Piron. The identification is in need of conformation.

host plants


? Helianthus annuus; ? Yucca filamentosa.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Piron (2021c).

Last modified 31.vii.2021