Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dysaphis aucupariae

Dysaphis aucupariae (Buckton, 1879)

wild service aphid

on Sorbus, primary host plant

Dysaphis aucupariae: aptera on Sorbus torminalis

Sorbus torminalis, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


apterae in conspicuous rolled or twisted leaves that initially are pale yellow-green but eventually get red and finally golden yellow colours. The aphids, ± 2.5 mm long, are dark greyish green, powdered with copious wax.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Sorbus torminalis.

Only rarely on S. aucuparia.

on Plantago, secondary host plant


ant-attended aphids between the veins at the underside of the leaves. They are pinkish; the siphunculi stand on dark spots and have dark tips.

secondary host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Plantago lanceolata, major, media.


Sappaphis aucupariae.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1992a), Lambinon & Schneider (2004a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tambs-Lyche (1970a), Tizado Morales & Nieto Nafría (1991a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 31.i.2019