Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eulachnus agilis

Eulachnus agilis (Kaltenbach, 1843)

spotted green pine needle aphid

on Pinus

Eulachnus agilis on Pinus needle

Pinus, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


Aphids scattered on the needles, rarely on the twigs, mainly on old trees, with a preference for senescent needles. Often found together with Schizolachnus species. No host plant alternation, no ant attendance.

host plants

Pinaceae, momophagous

Pinus banksiana, cembra, halepensis, mugo, nigra, pinaster, sibirica, sylvestris.


Protolachnus agilis.


Albrecht (2017a), Basky (2015b), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Hellrigl (2004a),Influential Points (2017), Lampel & Burgener (1966a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1981a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1981a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Sanchís, Binazzi & Michelena (1996a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998c), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 1.ii.2019