Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cavariella aegopodii

Cavariella aegopodii (Scopoli, 1763)

willow-carrot aphid

on Salix, primary host plant

parasite

Apterae ± 2 mm, on the young leaves and on the catkins.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix alba, aurita, babylonica, caprea, daphnoides, elaeagnos, x fragilis, hastata, integra, purpurea.

Salix alba and x fragilis seem the most important host plants.


on Apiaceae, secondary host plants

Cavariella aegopodii: aptera on Foeniculum vulgare

Foeniculum vulgare, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

Foeniculum vulgare, Hungary, Budapest, 16.vi.2021 © László Érsek: colony in inflorescence

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

detail

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

apterae, alatae, and larvae

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

detail

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

aptera

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

detail of the abdominal tip

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

do, ventrally

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

alate

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

a large segment of the population was parasitised

Cavariella aegopodii on Foeniculum vulgare

two parasitised aphids

parasite

Apterae 1-3 mm, on the leaves and in the umbels.

host plants

Apiaceae, broadly oligophagous

Aegopodium podagraria; Aethusa cynapium; Anethum graveolens; Angelica sylvestris; Anthriscus sylvestris; Apium graveolens; Athamanta cretensis; Carum carvi; Chaerophyllum aromaticum, aureum, hirsutum, temulum; Cicuta; Conium maculatum; Conopodium “ramosum”; Crithmum; Cryptotaenia; Daucus carota & subsp. maximus; Ferula communis, linkii; Ferulago campestris; Foeniculum vulgare; Helosciadium nodiflorum; Heracleum austriacum, sphondylium; Laserpitium; Levisticum; Ligusticum mutellina, scothicum; Meum athamanticum; Oenanthe aquatica, crocata; Pastinaca sativa; Petroselinum crispum; Peucedanum ostruthium; Pimpinella major, saxifraga; Selinum; Seseli austriacum; Silaum; Sium; Smyrnium; Torilis japonica.

References to non-Apiaceae host, like Carex paniculata, probably concern stray specimens.

synonyms

Cavariella umbellatarum (Koch, 1854).

notes

A major cosmopolitan pest of cultivated Apiaceae.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a) , Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Danielsson (1974a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a, 2011a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Hansen, Hattendorf, Wittenberg ao (2006a), Heie (1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Mifsud, Pérez Hidalgo & Barbagallo (2009a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a, 1983a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wieczorek (0000a, 2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2017a, 2021c), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2019a), Seco & Mier (1986a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), Tambs-Lyche (1970a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 1.viii.2021