Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis plantaginis

Aphis plantaginis Goeze, 1778

plantain aphid

on Plantago

Aphis plantaginis: aptera

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Apterae 1-2 mm; adults sometimes sprinkled with particulate wax. At the leaf bases, leaf undersides, and underground stems. Often the centre of the rosette is covered with sand by ants.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Plantago alpina, lanceolata, major, media.


Toxopterina plantaginis.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1986a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Latteur, Mier Durante ao (1999a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Szelegiewicz (1982b), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 10.ii.2019