Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Myzus varians

Myzus varians Davidson, 1912

peach-clematis aphid, peach leaf-roll aphid

on Prunus, primary host plant

Myzus varians: galling on Prunus persica

Prunus persica, Hungary, Budapest, 20.iv.2016 © László Érsek

Myzus varians: galling on Prunus persica


Myzus varians: galling on Prunus persica

unrolled leaf

Myzus varians: colony

apterae with larvae

Myzus varians: aptera


Myzus varians: aptera

another specimen


lengthwise very compact rolling of the young leaves.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Prunus avium, x davidiopersica, persica.

on Clematis, secondary host plant

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Clematis flammula, x jackmanii, recta, vitalba; Populus nigra.


the species has arrived from Asia in Europe in 1947; since then it has developed into a serious pest in peach cultivation.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a) , Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1965a), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Chireceanu, Chiriloaie, Teodoru & Sivu (2015a), Hałaj & Osiadacz (2015a), Hille Ris Lambers (1947c), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2009a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 17.iv.2023