Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hyadaphis foeniculi

Hyadaphis foeniculi Passerini, 1860

fly honeysuckle aphid, fennel aphid

on Lonicera (Symphoricarpos), primary host plant

Hyadaphis foeniculi on Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera periclymenum, Ameland, Nes, © Ben van As

Hyadaphis foeniculi on Lonicera spec.

Lonicera spec., Dronten, 18.vii.2022 © Arnold Grosscurt

Hyadaphis foeniculi: gall on Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera periclymenum, Brummen, Empe, 1.vii.2016 © Arnold GrosscurtL two galled inflorescences, and a normal one

Hyadaphis foeniculi: gall on Lonicera periclymenum


Hyadaphis foeniculi: damage to Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera periclymenum, Zeijer Strubben, 18.vii.2019 © Ben van As

Hyadaphis foeniculi aphids

Lonicera sp., Dronten, 20.iv.2011 © Arnold Grosscurt

Hyadaphis cf foeniculi: gall on Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera periclymenum, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Laplaigne, 1.vii.2018 © Sébastien Carbonelle: such a galling of the inflorescence (“phyllanthy”) is attributed by Roskam (2019a) to Hyadaphis foeniculi and H. passerinii.


leaves pale, rolled in upwards.

primary host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Lonicera alpigena, biflora, caprifolium, etrusca, implexa, japonica, periclymenum, ruprechtiana, sempervirens, tatarica, xylosteum.

Less often on Symphoricarpos albus, orbiculatus.

on Apiaceae, secondary host plants

Hyadaphis foeniculi: aptera on Conium maculatum

Conium maculatum, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Aegopodium podagraria; Aethusa; Anethum graveolens; Angelica; Anthriscus sylvestris; Apium; Astrantia major; Carum carvi; Chaerophyllum aromaticum, temulum; Cicuta; Conium maculatum; Daucus carota & subsp. maximus; Eryngium campestre; Foeniculum vulgare; Helosciadium nodiflorum; Heracleum; Levisticum officinale; Pastinaca sativa; Petroselinum crispum; Peucedanum hispanicum, officinale; Pimpinella saxifraga; Sanicula europaea; Selinum; Silaum silaus; Sium; Torilis.

From Spain also reported on Cakile maritima. Reported from Adoxa moschatellina by Wojciechowski ao.


Siphocoryne foeniculi; Siphocoryne xylostei (von Paula Schrank, 1801); Hyadaphis mellifera Hottes, 1930.


even microscopically, this species is hardly distinguishable from Hyadaphis passerinii; the identification of living material can only be approximative. Possibly hybridisation takes place between the two species.


Aguirre-Segura & Pascual (1992a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Barjadze, Japoshvili, Karaca & Özdemir (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (2011a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Heie (1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Houard (1909a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Müller (1986a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2009a, 2019a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), Tambs-Lyche (1970a), Tavares (1905a,b), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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