Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis oenotherae

Aphis oenotherae Oestlund, 1887

on Baccharis, Epilobium, Oenothera


Almost all material that until 2007 was attributed to this species has turned out after the study of Rakauskas to belong to A. holoenotherae; the distinction is entirely microscopical. The true oenotherae, probably introduced from North America, seems to be restricted to southern Europe.

host plants

Asteraceae, Onagraceae, polyphagous

Baccharis halimifolia; Epilobium dodonaei, hirsutum; Oenothera biennis, lamarckiana.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (2008a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Petrović (1998a), Rakauskas (2007a, 2008a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 23.i.2019