Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphidura ornata

Aphidura ornata Hille Ris Lambers, 1956

on Silene


Apterae ± 2 mm, shining black with unsclerotized areas pale greenish grey, siphunculi black and cauda greenish yellow. In rather dense colonies in the inflorescences, sometimes visited by ants.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene inaperta, italica, nutans, otites, saxifraga, vulgaris, wolgensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2019).Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante & Remaudière (2013a).

Last modified 25.i.2019