Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Metopolophium albidum

Metopolophium albidum Hille Ris Lambers,1947

on Arrhenatherum (etc.)


Apterae 2-3 mm, yellowish white or yellowish green, without a green spinal stripe, but sometimes with green spots at bases of siphunculi. Sometimes in large numbers causing red and yellow discoloration of grass blades. Not attended by ants.

host plants

Poaceae, ? oligophagous

Arrhenatherum elatius.

Also reported from Agrostis and Dactylis glomerata.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1994a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Tambs-Lyche (1968a), Wojciechowski, Depa, HalgoŇ° ao (2016a).

Last modified 27.i.2019