Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhopalosiphoninus calthae

Rhopalosiphoninus calthae (Koch, 1854)

marsh marigold aphid

on Caltha

Rhopalosiphoninus calthae: aptera on Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


no host plant alternation. leaves lightly curled. Aphids at the underside of the leaves, up to 3 mm, (brownish) black, antennae as long as the body, siphunculi long, black, strongly swollen clavate.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Caltha palustris.


Pseudorhopalosiphoninus, Rhopalosiphum, calthae.


Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Heie (1994a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Houard (1908a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 28.i.2019