Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrosiphum cholodkovskyi

Macrosiphum cholodkovskyi (Mordvilko, 1909)

meadow-sweet aphid

on Filipendula

Macrosiphum cholodkovskyi: aptera on Filipendula ulmaria

Filipendula ulmaria, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


The apterae measure 3-5 mm, their colour ranges from yellowish green, blue-green to coral-pink or red; femora and siphunculi distally dark. They live in the inflorescence and the upper leaves, that may become malformed. Not attended by ants.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Filpendula ulmaria, vulgaris.

During summer sometimes populations on Bupleurum; Galium; Valeriana.


Macrosiphon cholodkovskyi.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1994a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría, Latteur, Mier Durante ao (1999a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Tambs-Lyche (1968a), Weis (1955a), Wilkaniec & Piekarska-Boniecka (2008a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 27.i.2019