Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis clematidis

Aphis clematidis Koch, 1854

on Clematis


Apterae ± 2 mm, dark olive green with a blackish spinal stripe, marbled with white wax powder. Smaller, paler specimens may occur in midsummer. On young shoots, flower stems and leaves. In large, dense, ant-attended colonies.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Clematis cirrhosa, flammula, recta, vitalba.


The pigmentation and length of the siphunculi are highly variable making separation from A. vitalbae difficult. See Blackman & Eastop.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a) , Blackman & Eastop (2018), Hałaj & Osiadacz (2015a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Weis (1955a)m Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 20.i.2019