Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hyperomyzus picridis

Hyperomyzus picridis (Börner & Blunck, 1916)

oxtongue aphid

on Ribes, primary host plant


loose leaf nests. Apterae 2-3 mm, shining yellow-green with brownish dorsal intersegmental markings and dusky siphunculi.

host plants

Grossulariaceae, narrowly monophagous

Ribes alpinum.

on Asteraceae, secondary host plants

Hyperomyzus picridis: aptera on Helminthotheca echioides

Helminthotheca echioides, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


aphids in small colonies just below the flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Crepis biennis, paludosa, setosa; Helminthotheca echioides; Hieracium; Picris hieracioides; Rhagadiolus stellatus.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Heie (1994a), Krzywiec (1982a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 26.i.2019