Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Atheroides brevicornis

Atheroides brevicornis Laing, 1920

on Poaceae

Atheroides brevicornis (from Wieczorek, 2009)

upperside (left) and underside (from Wieczorek, 2009)


Aptera ± 2 mm, brown or black, long-oval with very short legs and antennae. No host plant alternation. The aphids sit on rows on the upper side of the leaves. Mainly on muddy sea shores.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Alopecurus; Deschampsia cespitosa; Festuca ovina, rubra; Phleum phleoides; Puccinellia distans, maritima.

Citations of Carex distans, Juncus compressus, and Luzula are possibly inaccurate.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek (2009a, 2010a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 19.i.2019