Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acyrthosiphon lactucae

Acyrthosiphon lactucae (Passerini, 1860)

lettuce aphid

on Lactuca, etc.


Apterae 2-3 mm, pale yellowish green or pink, with pale grey wax bloom; mainly on the stems, less often on the underside of the leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, ± monophagous

Lactuca saligna, sativa, serriola, virosa.

Primarily on L. serriola; also recorded from Cichorium endivia.


Aguirre-Segura, Pascual & Cueto (1993a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1994a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Nieto Nafría, Aldea & Castro (2015a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 31.i.2019