Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrosiphum equiseti

Macrosiphum equiseti (Holman, 1961)

on Equisetum


Apterae 2–3 mm, bright green without markings, body with thin whitish wax dusting on venter (adults) or all over (juveniles). Siphunculi length rarely over 1.4 × cauda length. Antennae longer than the body. No host plant alternation. Aphids in small colonies at the underside of the branches.

host plants

Equisetaceae, monophagous

Equisetum arvense, pratense, sylvaticum, telmateia.


Sitobion equiseti.


Albrecht (2015a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Heie (1994a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 27.i.2019