Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis salicariae

Aphis salicariae Koch, 1855

dogwood – rosebay willowherb aphid

on Cornus, primary host plant

Aphis salicariae: aptera on Chamerion angustifolium

Chamerion angustifolium, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


leaf curl caused by aphids, that may also feed in the inflorescence. The aphids are 1.6-2.4 mm, reddish brown, lightly powdered by wax; siphunculi and cauda black.

host plants

Cornaceae, monophagous

Cornus alba, sanguinea, sericea.

on Chamerion (Epilobium), secondary host plants


aphids hypophyllous along the midrib; often attended by ants.

host plants

Onagraceae, ± monophagous

Chamerion angustifolium.

Occasionally Epilobium lanceolatum, obscurum.


Aphis, Comaphis, corniella (Hille Ris Lambers, 1935).


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Heie (1986a), Kollár (2007a), Krzywiec (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Petrović (1998a), Roskam (2009a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 22.i.2019