Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis lichtensteini

Aphis lichtensteini Leclant & Remaudière, 1972

on Cistus


Apterae 1-2 mm, shining pale yellow to green, with dark apices to antennae and legs, and black siphunculi and cauda. In small colonies on leaves and along the flower stalks, causing some deformation in the form of spiral rolling of the leaves. Little and variably ant-attended.

host plants

Cistaceae, oligophagous

Cistus ladanifer, lasianthus subsp. alyssoides, monspeliensis, populifolius, salviifolius, umbellatus.


Blackman & Eastop (2018), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Seco & Mier (1986a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a).

Last modified 6.vii.2019