Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis hypochoeridis

Aphis hypochoeridis (Börner, 1940)

cat’s-ear root aphid

on Hypochaeris

Aphis hypochoeridis: aptera on Hypochaeris radicata

Hypochaeris radicata, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


leaves somewhat disfigured. Ant-attended aphids at the base of the stem or under the lower leaves. They are 1-2 mm long, bright yellow to pale greenish yellow, the cauda is darker, like the siphunculi that stand on orange spots. No host plant alternation.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Hypochaeris maculata, radicata.


Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1964b), Dransfield & Brightwell (2015a), Heie (1986a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Tomasi (2012a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 21.i.2019