Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis hieracii

Aphis hieracii von Paula Schrank, 1801

on Hieracium


the higher leaves are disfigured and rolled in downwards (? see below). Aphids 1-3 mm, bluish to dark green, with darker head, siphunculi and cauda; they are ant-visited.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Hieracium lachenalii, laevigatum, murorum, sabaudum, saxifragum, schmidtii, umbellatum & subsp. “dunense” + filifolium.

H. umbellatum is the main host plant.


Cerosipha hieracii.


The upwards rolling of the leaves that was reported by Buhr is not confirmed by Holman; he rather supposes this to be the work of Nasonovia compositellae nigra.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Danielsson (1974a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (2011a), Heie (1986a), Holman (1998a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Roskam (2009a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 21.i.2019