Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis passeriniana

Aphis passeriniana (del Guercio, 1900)

sage aphid

on Salvia

Aphis passeriniana: apterae on Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-2 mmm often with a light dusting of wax. On the stems, in curled leaves and in the inflorescence. They are attended by ants.

host plants

Lamceae, monophagous

Salvia officinalis, splendens, verticillata.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Barjadze (2017a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a).

Last modified 8.ii.2019