Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cinara laricis

Cinara laricis (Hartig, 1836)

speckled larch aphid

on Larix

Cinara laricis on Larix decidua

Larix decidua, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Aphids on 1-3 years old branches, also on stems of young trees. Sometimes attended by ants. Seems to prefer a higher altitude than C. cuneomaculata.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Larix decidua, gmelinii, kaempferi, sibirica.


The eggs, in bark fissures, are elliptic and shining black without a trace of wax.


Albrecht (2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Ehrhardt, Kloft & Kunkel (1961a), Heie (1995a), Hellrigl (2004a). Influential Points (2017), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Burgener (1966a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 14.vii.2023