Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ctenocallis setosa

Ctenocallis setosa (Kaltenbach, 1846)

broom hedgehog aphid

on Cytisus

Ctenocallis setosa: aptera on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae ± 1.5 mm, yellowish with a double row of brown spots. The body segments each bear laterally a long, finger-shapes process that points obliquely backwards. They feed on the upperside of the leaves, flattened against the midrib.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Cytisus scoparius, villosus.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Franquinho Aguiar, Ilharco, Khadem & Moreira (2013a), Hałaj & Osiadacz (2014a), Heie (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek & Kanturski (2011a).

Last modified 13.ii.2018