Melanaphis donacis (Passerini, 1861)

on Arundo, ? Phragmites

Melanaphis donacis: colony on Arundo donax

Arundo donax, Hungary, Budapest, © László Érsek, effuse colony

Melanaphis donacis on Arundo donax


Melanaphis donacis on Arundo donax


Melanaphis donacis on Arundo donax



Apterae ± 2 mm, dark brown with an extensive and distinctive pattern of white wax.

host plants

Poaceae, ? oligophagous

Arundo donax, plinii.

Mentioned also, albeit less frequently, from Phragmites australis, but that is considered doubtful by Nieto Nafría ao.

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Pita & Ilharco (2004a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a).

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