Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aspidaphis adjuvans

Aspidaphis adjuvans (Walker, 1848)

on Persicaria, Polygonum


aphid leaves at the top of the shoots discoloured and curved. Aphids 1-2 mm, mottled yellowish to red, in colour strongly resembling the stems of the host plant. Not attended by ants

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Persicaria dubia; Polygonum aviculare, romanum.


Aspidaphis polygoni (Walker, 1848); Sipha polygoni Schouteden, 1907.


Béguinot (2000b, 2007b), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1972a, 1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Stekolshchikov, Leshchinskaya, Buga & Voronova (2010a), Tambs-Lyche (1970a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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