Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphis violae

Aphis violae Schouteden, 1900

violet root collar aphid

on Viola

Aphis violae: aptera and immatures on Viola odorata

Viola odorata, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


ant-attended aphids on the lower and subterranean parts of the plant. The aphids are 1-2 mm long, mottled olive green; antennae longer than the body, siphunculi black, somewhat longer than the slender, brownish cauda.

host plants

Violaceae, monophagous

Viola arvensis, hirta, mirabilis, odorata, palustris, reichenbachiana, tricolor.


Toxopterina violae.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a, 2011a), Heie (1986a), Meliá (1991a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Petrović (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 23.i.2019