Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dysaphis aucupariae

Dysaphis aucupariae (Buckton, 1879)

wild service aphid

on Sorbus, primary host plant

Dysaphis aucupariae on Sorbus torminalis

Sorbus torminalis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Aublain, 7.v.2020 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Dysaphis aucupariae on Sorbus torminalis


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 10.viii.2023