Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acyrthosiphon caraganae

Acyrthosiphon caraganae (Cholodkovsky, 1908)

caragana aphid

on woody Fabaceae


Apterae 3-4 mm, green with variably developed greyish wax stripes between segments, and often a bright green spinal stripe; often in large colonies on leaves and young growth, and on the pods.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Caragana arborescens; Colutea arborescens, media, orientalis.

Also reported from Anthyllis cytisoides, hermanniae; Astragalus boeticus; Cytisus; Hippocrepis emerus; Indigofera heterantha; Robinia pseudoacacia; Securigera varia.


Metopolophium carganae.


Aguirre-Segura, Pascual & Cueto (1993a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Heie (1994a), Kollár (2007a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2021c), Tambs-Lyche (1968a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 1.viii.2021