Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis epilobii

Aphis epilobii Kaltenbach, 1843

willowherb aphid

on Epilobium

Aphis epilobii: aptera on Epilobium montanum

Epilobium montanum, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


aphids in the tip of the plant, in the inflorescence and under the upper leaves. The aphids resemble those of epilobiaria but are smaller, 1-5-2 mm, and more evenly powdered with wax.

host plants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Epilobium collinum, hirsutum, lanceolatum, montanum, obscurum, palustre, parviflorum, roseum, tetragonum & subsp. lamyi.

The reference to Ribes species by Wojciechowski ao probably is a mistake.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (2011a), Franquinho Aguiar & Albano Ilharco (1997a), Heie (1986a), Hellrigl (2004a), Houard (1909a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieta & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 21.viii.2019