Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis tormentillae

Aphis tormentillae Passerini, 1879

tormentil aphid

on Argentina, ? Comarum, Potentilla

Aphis tormentillae: apterae on Potentilla erecta

Potentilla erecta, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


1-2 mm large, greenish black aphids all over the plant, mainly under the leaves; generally not visited by ants.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Argentina anserina; Potentilla erecta, reptans.

The occurrence on Comarum palustre, mentioned by Börner & Franz, is disputed by Tambs-Lyche & Heie.


Cerosipha tormentillae.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dransfield & Brightwell (2015a), Heie (1986a), Hellrigl (2004a). Houard (1908a, Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Papapanagiotou, Nathanailidou, Taylor ao (2012a) , Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 23.i.2019