Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hyperomyzus rhinanthi

Hyperomyzus rhinanthi (Schouteden, 1903)

currant-yellow rattle aphid, northern currant aphid

on Ribes


leaf nests and distortions of the leaves. The aphids are (dark) green with dorsally extensive shining-black markings; siphunculi and cauda entirely, antenna and legs mainly, black.

primary host plants

Grossulariaceae, monophagous

Ribes alpinum, aureum, rubrum.

on Orobanchaceae

Hyperomyzus rhinanthi: aptera on Rhinanthus alectorolophhus

Rhinanthus alectorolophhus, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


aphids in the inflorescence. Heie mostly found them, perfectly hidden, in the inflated calyces of yellow rattle.

secondary host plants

Orobanchaceae, oligophagous

Euphrasia; Rhinanthus alectorolophus, alpinus, angustifolius, minor; Pedicularis verticillata.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Dransfield & Brightwell (2015a), Heie (1994a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hille Ris Lambers (1956a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Tambs-Lyche (1970a), Tizado Morales & Nieto Nafría (1991a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 14.vii.2019