Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acyrthosiphon auctum

Acyrthosiphon auctum (Walker, 1849)

on Brassicaceae, Caryophyllaceae


Apterae 2-3 mm, pale yellow-green, green or pale pink, slightly wax bordered intersegmentally. Mainly in dunes. In Honckenya they aphids sit on the base of the leaves, close to the stem, and are perfectly camouflaged there.


Brassicaceae, Caryophyllaceae, restrictedly polyphagous

Cakile maritima; Capsella; Cerastium; Honckenya peploides; Silene; Stellaria.

distribution within Europe

Northern Europe.


Acyrthosiphon silenicola Hille Ris Lambers, 1955.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1994a), Hille Ris Lambers (1959a).

Last modified 23.xii.2018