Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cinara costata

Cinara costata (Zetterstedt, 1828)

mealy spruce aphid

on Picea


Apterae 3-4 mm, light brown with laterally a dark olive longitudinal band and bronze transversal stripes on the abdomen; the dark parts with a characteristic metallic sheen. They live in dense, small, heavily wax-covered colonies on the bark of lignified branches. Normally not attended by ants.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea abies, engelmannii, glauca, mariana, omorika, orientalis, pungens, schrenkiana subsp. tianschanica, sitchensis.


Lachniella costata.


Albrecht (2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop, Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1995a), Influential Points Lampel & Burgener (1966a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Núñez-Pérez & Tizado (1996a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 29.i.2019