Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Myzaphis rosarum

Myzaphis rosarum (Kaltenbach, 1843)

lesser rose aphid

on Dasiphora, Rosa

Myzaphis rosarum: aptera on Rosa spec.

Rosa spec., UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-2 mm (smallest in high summer), on wild and cultivates roses; usually in rows on both sides of the leaves, on the midrib.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Dasiphora fruticosa; Rosa acicularis, canina, x damascena, carolina, micrantha, stylosa.

Occasionally on Fragaria


Aguirre-Segura & Pascual (1992a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Demirözer & Karaca (2011a), Heie (1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría (1976a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), Tambs-Lyche (1970a).

Last modified 24.ii.2021