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. Np host plant alternation. The aphids sit on rows on the upperside of the leaves. Mainly on muddy sea shores.


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).

mod 1.xi.2017