Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cavariella pastinacae

Cavariella pastinacae (Linnaeus, 1758)

willow-umbellifer aphid

on Salix, primary host plant


Apterae in spring colonies ± 2 mm, rather shiny light green, with antennae mainly pale, and legs pale except for tarsi; at the leaves and new growth.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix aurita, caprea, x fragilis, pentandra, phylicifolia, triandra, viminalis.

on Apiaceae, secondary host plants


Apterae pale green

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Aegopodium podagraria; Aethusa cynapium; Anethum graveolens; Angelica; Carum; Chaerophyllum temulum; Cicuta; Conium maculatum; Foeniculum; Heracleum mantegazzianum, sphondylium & subsp. sibiricum; Pastinaca sativa; Torilis japonica.

Mainly on Heracleum, less often on Pastinaca; only occasionally on the other plants mentioned.


Siphocoryne pastinacae.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Deckert & Deckert (2016a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a, 2011a), Hansen, Hattendorf, Wittenberg ao (2006a), Heie (1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Houard (1908a, 1909a), Influential Points (2017), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Shepard (0000a), Tambs-Lyche (1970a), Tomasi (2014a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 22.iii.2023