Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Schizaphis scirpi

Schizaphis scirpi (Passerini, 1874)

bulrush aphid

on marsh plants

Schizaphis scirpi: aptera on Typha spec.

Typha spec., UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 2-3 mm, shiny dark bronze-brown to reddish brown or blackish; base of the femora of the front legs, and a large middle part of the tibiae of all legs pale. In ant-attended colonies at the base of the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous on helophytes

Carex; Colocasia esculenta; Cyperus longus; Eriophorum; Iris; Juncus; Scirpus sylvaticus; Sparganium; Typha angustifolia, domingensis, latifolia.


Schizaphis typhae (Laing, 1923).


Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1986a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 31.i.2019