Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis praeterita

Aphis praeterita Walker, 1849

hairy willowherb aphid

on Epilobium

Aphis praeterita on Epilobium hirsutum

Epilobium hirsutum, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


aphids at the stem tips and the underside of the leaves. They are 1-2 mm, yellowish green with dark siphunculi and a pale cauda.

host plants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Epilobium hirsutum, lanceolatum, montanum, palustre, parviflorum, roseum, tetragonum.

Reported by Wojciechowski ao also from Chamerion angustifolium; Frangula alnus.


Aphidula praeterita; Aphis diphaga Walker, 1852; Aphis, Cerosipha, epilobiina Walker, 1849. Aphis despecta Walker, 1849, that is mentioned by Buhr in connection with this species is, according to the Aphid Species File (2014), a “nomen dubium”: uninterpretable.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Heie (1986a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2017a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 5.iii.2023