Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Metopolophium festucae

Metopolophium festucae (Theobald, 1917)

fescue aphid

on grasses


Apterae 1-2 mm, rather shiny, evenly yellowish green to green or salmon pink, with antennae progressively darker towards the tip.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis; Avena; Bromus hordeaceus; Deschampsia; Festuca; Hordeum; Lolium perenne; Phleum; Poa; Secale; Sorghum halepense; Triticum.


Populations on cereals sometimes are distinguished as M. festucae cerealium Stroyan, 1982.


Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1994a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría & de Benito Dorrego (1976a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Petrović (1998a), Tambs-Lyche (1968a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 27.i.2019