Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis torquens

Aphis torquens Holman, 1959

on Petasites


Apterae in spring 2-3 mm (1-2 mm in summer), dark brown to blue-black. On undersides of young leaves, which are strongly curled and crumpled; attended by ants.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Petasites hybridus, kablikianus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Blackman & Eastop (2019), Wojciechowski, Depa, HalgoŇ° ao (2016a).

Last modified 23.i.2019