Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brachycaudus lucifugus

Brachycaudus lucifugus Müller, 1952

short-tailed plantain aphid

on Plantago

Brachycaudus lucifugus: aptera on Plantago lanceolata

Plantago lanceolata, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-2 mm, yellowish green with shiny dark brown to black dorsum;
at the roots, sometimes the leafbases that then are covered with soil by ants.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Plantago lanceolata.


Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1992a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 25.i.2019