Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis origani

Aphis origani Passerini, 1860

on Clinopodium, Origanum, Thymus

Aphis origani: gall on Origanum vulgare

Origanum vulgare, België, prov. Namen, Phillippeville (Cerfontaine), RN du Fonds des Vaux © Stéphane Claerebout

Aphis origani: aptera



Aptera 1-2 mm, dark mottled yellow or green. The upper leaves are clumped together, but not abnormally hairy. The aphids are attended by ants.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Clinopodium alipinum, nepeta; Origanummajorana, vulgare & subsp. gracile + virens + viridulum; Thymus striatus.


Cerosipha origani.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Beguinot (2002a), Blackman & Eastop (2013), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Burton, Ellis & Schneider (2022a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1986a), Houard (1909a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Schneider (2016a), Tavares (1905a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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