Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis polygonata

Aphis polygonata (Nevsky, 1929)

brown knotgrass aphid

Aphis polygonata on Polygonum aviculare

Polygonum aviculare, België, prov. West-Vlaanderen, Adinkerke, De Panne, 27.vii.2022 © Timon Boumon

on Persicaria, Polygonum


Apterae ± 2 mm, dark brown to black with short pale siphunculi; preferably in the leaf axils, attended by ants.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Persicaria maculosa; Polygonum arenastrum, aviculare, maritimum.


Aphis avicularis (Hille Ris Lambers, 1931).


Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1986a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hille Ris Lambers (1947a), Influential Points (2022), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Novgorodova & Stekolshchikov (2013a), Petrović (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 20.xi.2022