Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis illinoisensis

Aphis illinoisensis Shimer, 1866

grapevine aphid

on Vitaceae

Aphis illinoisensis: aptera

aptera (from Petrović-Obradović ao)


Apterae ± 2 mm, rather shiny, deep reddish-brown to almost black; contrary to other Aphis species on the same host the hind tibiae are entirely black.

host plants

Vitaceae, monophagous

Vitis vinifera.

In North America also on other Vitaceae.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


North American species that currently is expanding in southern Europe.


Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanastasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Havelka, Shukshuk, Ghaliow ao (2011a), Petrović-Obradović, Tomanović, Poljaković-Pajnik ao (2010a).

Last modified 24.v.2020