Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pterocallis maculata

Pterocallis maculata (von Heyden, 1837)

green-barred alder aphid

on Alnus

Pterocallis maculata on Alnus glutinosa

Alnus glutinosa, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Apterae 1-2 mm, in compact colonies at the underside of the leaves, preferably along the main veins. They are almost always attended by ants.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Alnus glutinosa.

Occasionally also on A. cordata.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a), Heie (1892a), Łabanowski & Soika (2011a), López Rodríguez & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1981a, 1998a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2017a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a, Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek & Kanturski (2011a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 16.i.2019