Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dysaphis tulipae

Dysaphis tulipae (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1814)

tulip bulb aphid

on monocots

Dysaphis tulipae: aptera on Iris spec.

Iris spec., UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

Dysaphis tulipae: colony on Iris x germanica

Iris x germanica, Hongarije, Mosonmagyaróvár, 27.v.2020 © László Érsek

Dysaphis tulipae: colony on Iris x germanica


Dysaphis tulipae: apterae

apterae and a shortly moulted, still shiny, larve

Dysaphis tulipae: aptera


Dysaphis tulipae: aptera

aptera ventral


Apterae ± 2 mm, at the roots, rhizomes and tubers; in the plant’s growth period often also at the leaves.


Arum italicum; Crocus; Freesia; Gladiolus; Iris foetidissima, x germanica, pseudacorus; Lilium; Moraea; Musa; Scilla; Strelitzia; Tulipa.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1992a), Laamari, Coeur d’Acier & Jousselin (2013a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b).

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