Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uroleucon picridis

Uroleucon picridis (Fabricius, 1775)

large oxtongue aphid

on Helminthotheca, Picris

Uroleucon picridis: aptera on Helminthotheca echioides

Helminthotheca echioides, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 3-4 mm, in colonies just below the the flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly (?) oligophagous

Helminthotheca echioides; Picris hieracioides.

Also reported from a number of other genera, but this can partly be due to confusion with other species, in the Mediterranean region particularly with Uroleucon mierae : Andryala pinnatifida, ragusina; Cichorium; Crepis; Hieracium; Ixeridium; Lactuca; Leontodon; Rhagadiolus stellatus; Sonchus.


Dactynotus picridis.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Franquinho Aguiar, Ilharco, Khadem & Moreira (2013a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Heie (1995a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría, Latteur, Mier Durante ao (1999a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 31.i.2019