Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dysaphis apiifolia

Dysaphis apiifolia (Theobald, 1923)

hawthorn-parsley aphid, rusty banded aphid

on Crataegus, primary host plant

Dysaphis crataegi group fundatrix on Crataegus spec.

Crataegus spec., UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints: fundatrix


leaves partly curled and cherry-red with a sharp demarcation between green and red. The aphids are greenish or grey, covered by powdery wax; the legs are black. Cauda short. On hawthorn the species cannot be distinguished from a small group of species alternating between hawthorn and Apiaceae species.


Rosaceae, monophagous

Crataegus laevigata, monogyna.

on Apiaceae, secondary host plant

Dysaphis apiiolia: apterae on Smyrnium olusatrum

Smyrnium olusatrum, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

host plant

Apiaceae, monophagous

Petroselinum crispum.

Less often Ammi; Anethum graveolens; Angelica; Apium graveolens; Conium maculatum; Daucus carota; Ferula communis; Foeniculum vulgare; Laserpitium latifolium; Levisticum; Pastinaca sativa; Peucedanum; Prangos ferulacea; Smyrnium olusatrum; Torilis arvensis & subsp. neglecta, nodosa.


Dysaphis apiifolia petroselini (Börner, 1950).


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Heie (1992a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Seco & Mier (1986a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b).

Last modified 30.ix.2018