Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis rumicis

Aphis rumicis Linnaeus, 1758

dock aphid

on Rumex

Aphis rumicis: apterae and immatures

apterae and immatures, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

Aphis rumicis galls

Rumex obtusifolius, Utrecht, Terwijde; © Arnold Grosscurt

Aphis rumicis

the aphids

Rumex crispus, Flevoland, Reve-Abbertbos © Hans Jonkman


Apterae 1-3 mm. In spring at the underside of the leaves, that may roll inwards and form a tube; later on the stem and in the inflorescence.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, alpinus, aquaticus, conglomeratus, crispus, hydrolapathum, maritimus, obtusifolius, patientia, pulcher, sanguineus.

Preference for R. obtusifolius; not on R. acetosella. There exists an observation on Rheum rhaponticum.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Béguinot (2012a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), García Prieto, Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2004a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Heie (1986a), Hellrigl (2004a), Houard (1908a), Influential Points (2017), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon & Schneider (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Nieto Nafría, Latteur, Mier Durante ao (1999a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Roskam (2009a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Tavares (1905a,b), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 23.viii.2019