Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cinara hyperophila

Cinara hyperophila (Koch, 1855)

on Pinus


Apterae 3-4 mm, shiny dark brown to black with a metallic lustre, which especially in juveniles can be very conspicuous. Head, thorax and venter with a fairly thick grey wax dusting. Abdominal hairs long, erect, most of them not originating from sclerites. In small colonies on current year’s shoots; often attended by ants.

host plants

Pinaceae, narrowly monophagous

Pinus mugo, pinaster, sylvestris.


Albrecht (2017a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1995a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Sanchís, Binazzi & Michelena (1996a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 1.ii.2019