Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis urticata

Aphis urticata Gmelin, 1790

dark green nettle aphid

on Urtica

Aphis urticata: aptera

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Aphis urticata gall

Urtica dioica, Ommen, de Kleine Wolf © Arnold Grosscurt

Aphis urticata aphids



Apterae 1-2 mm; in dense, ant-attended colonies at the top the growing plants; in high summer as pale yellow dwarf forms at the underside of the leaves.

host plants

Urticaceae, monophagous

Urtica dioica, membranacea, pilulifera, urens.

According to Houard also Parietaria judaica.


Aphidula urticata; Aphis urticae Fabricius, 1775.


predator Aphidoletes urticaria.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Danielsson (1974a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a, 2011a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Heie (1986a), Hellrigl (2004a), Houard (1908a), Lambinon & Schneider (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 23.viii.2019