Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis cisticola

Aphis cisticola Leclant & Remaudière, 1972

on Cistus, Halimium, Helianthus


Apterae 1-2 mm, yellow to bluish green, with light dusting of wax, dark apices to legs and antennae, and black siphunculi and cauda. In dense colonies on leaves, shoots, and flower stems; attended by ants.

host plants

Cistaceae, oligophagous

Cistus albidus, halimifolius, ladanifer, lasianthus subsp. alyssoides, laurifolius, monspeliensis, ocymoides, salviifolius, umbellatus; Helianthemum cinereum, croceum, hirtum, violaceum.

distribution within Europe

West Mediterranean.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mier Durante, Remaudiére & Nieto Nafría (1988a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a).

Last modified 6.vii.2019