Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acyrthosiphon cyparissiae

Acyrthosiphon cyparissiae (Koch, 1855)

on Euphorbia


Apterae 2-3 mm, green with black front part of head and mainly black appendages; mainly on upper sides of upper leaves, often in large numbers.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia cyparissias, esula & subsp. tommasiana, peplus, seguiriana.


Microtarsus cyparissiae.


In warmer regions the aphids are much lighter, yellowish green with brown or yellowish brown appendages. These populations are sometimes distinguished a subspecies A. cyparissiae propinquum Mordvilko, 1914.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Aldea & Castro (2015a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 24.i.2019