Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ovatomyzus boraginacearum

Ovatomyzus boraginacearum Eastop, 1952

alkanet aphid

mainly Boraginaceae

Ovatomyzus boraginacearum: aptera on Pentaglottis sempervirens

Pentaglottis sempervirens, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-2 mm, whitish to pale greenish yellow; (but brownish yellow to orange in overwintering populations). Living scattered on the undersides of leaves

host plants

Mainly Boraginaceae, less often Lamiaceae, but also plants from other families.

Anchusa; Clinopodium vulgare; ? Eupatorium cannabinum; Geum urbanum; Knautia arvensis; Mentha; Pentaglottis sempervirens; Pulmonaria; Salvia; Symphytum.


Ovatomyzus calaminthae (Macchiati, 1885).


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1994a), Müller (1986a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 28.i.2019