Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cinara piceicola

Cinara piceicola (Chlolodkovsky, 1896)

green-striped spruce aphid

on Picea

Cinara piceicola: aptera on Picea abies

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


The apterae resemble those of C. pruinosa, but the cone-shaped siphunculi here are low and inconspicuous. In spring the form dense colonies between the bases of the needles of woody branches; in the summer they more to thicker branches and the roots. Mostly attended by ants.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea abies, glauca, obovata, orientalis, pungens, sitchensis.


Cinara, Cinaropsis, viridescens (Cholodkovksy, 1896); Cinara stroyani Pašek, 1954; Cinaropsis cistata Börner 1952 nec Buckton.


Albrecht (2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a) , Blackman & Eastop, Börner & Franz (1956a), Danielsson (1974a), Heie (1995a), Lampel & Burgener (1966a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 29.i.2019