Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis punicae

Aphis punicae Passerini, 1863

pomegranate aphid

on Punica, etc.


Apterae 1-2 mm, yellowish‑green, green or grey-green with siphunculi pale green to brown with darker apices (but wholly dark in spring). On upper sides of mature leaves, concentrated along the mid‑ribs and around the leaf margins.



Punica granatum.

Less often also reported from Bignonia; Campsis radicans; Duranta erecta; Lantana camara; Plumbago auriculata.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Seco & Mier (1986a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Tsagkarakis, Ben-Dov & Papadoulis (2016a).

Last modified 18.x.2021