Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis symphyti

Aphis symphyti von Paula Schrank, 1801

on Symphytum

Aphis symphyti: gall on Symphytum officinale

Symphytum officinale, Hillegersberg; © Ben van As


leaf lengthwise rolled inwards, often curved in a sickle-shape. Aphids at the underside, 1-2 mm, pale to dark yellowish-green, with dark head and siphunculi.

host plants

Boraginaceae, monophagous

Symphytum cordatum, officinale.

Reference to other host plants, like Pulmonaria by Buhr, are probably erroneous.


Cerosipha symphyti.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (2011a), Heie (1986a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Petrović (1998a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 22.i.2019