Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis callunae

Aphis callunae Theobald, 1915

heather aphid

on Calluna

Aphis callunae on Calluna vulgaris

Calluna vulgaris, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae small (1.5 mm), at the tips and in the inflorescence of old, straggy lin,
well camouflaged and easily overlooked. Sometimes visited by ants.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Calluna vulgaris.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), García Prieto, Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2004a), Heie (1986a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a).

Last modified 12.i.2019