Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis ulicis

Aphis ulicis Walker, 1870

gorse aphid

on Ulex

Aphis ulicis: apterae on Ulex europaeus

Ulex europaeus, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-3 mm, greenish black, dorsally shiny black, but usually coated in silvergrey wax powder. In large silver grey colonies on young shoots, also on the flowers and the pods.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Ulex cantabricus, europaeus, parviflorus.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Heie (1986a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a).

Last modified 2.iv.2018