Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acyrthosiphon loti

Acyrthosiphon loti (Thebald, 1913)

green trefoil aphid

on Fabaceae

Acyrthosiphon loti: aptera on Lotus corniculatus

Lotus corniculatus, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 2-3 mm, green, frequently with faint greyish transverse stripes, or more rarely pink, In dense colonies in the inflorescence.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Anthyllis cytisoides, vulneraria; Astragalus; Dorycnium hirsutum; Hippocrepis comosa; Lathyrus; Lotus corniculatus, pedunculatus; Medicago sativa; Onobrychis viciifolia; Oxytropis.


Acyrthosiphon anthyllidis Börner, 1950; Metopolophium gracilipes Börner, 1950.


Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1994a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a) Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), Tambs-Lyche (1968a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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