Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cinara piceae

Cinara piceae (Panzer, 1800)

greater black spruce bark aphid

on Picea

Cinara piceae on Picea abies

Picea abies, UK UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Aphids in dense colonies at the underside of thick branches, often high in the crown. Upon disturbance they move restlessly around; easily let themselves drop. Sometimes attended by ants.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

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


Cinaropsis piceae.


Albrecht (2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (2011a), Heie (1995a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 29.i.2019