Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis ruborum

Aphis ruborum (Börner, 1932)

small bramble aphid, permanent blackberry aphid

on Rubus, (Fragaria)

Aphis ruborum: aptera on Rubus

Rubus, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

Aphis ruborum: apterae on Rubus

later in summer also yellow forms occur


Apterae 1-2 mm. In dense, ant-attended spring colonies on young shoots, and later under leaves, in flowers and on developing fruits. A

host plants

Rosaceae, almost monophagous

Rubus bifrons, caesius, fruticosus, plicatus, silesiacus, ulmifolius.

Sometimes on Fragaria × ananassa, vesca; practically never on Rubus idaeus.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), García Prieto, Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2004a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Heie (1986a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Nieto Nafría (1976a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a, 1983a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2009a), Seco & Mier (1986a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 31.i.2019