Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis medicaginis

Aphis medicaginis Koch, 1854

on Medicago, Melilotus


Apterae ± 2 mm, grey-green to black, wax-dusted; around the root collar and on the roots.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Medicago falcata, lupulina, sativa; Melilotus officinalis.

A record from Ononis spinosaprobably is exceptional.
The reference to Anthyllis vulneraria by Börner & Franz is not repeated by later authors.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Pergandeida medicaginis.


Blackman & Eastop (2018), Börner & Franz (1956a), Hellrigl (2004a), Laamari, Coeur d’Acier & Jousselin (2013a), Petrović (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 22.i.2019