Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mindarus obliquus

Mindarus obliquus (Cholodkovsky, 1896)

on Picea


Between the needles of young shoots pale green aphids in white fluffy wax, resembling those of Mindarus abietinus. Contrary to that species, no malformation of the needles does occur.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea engelmannii, glauca, mariana, omorika, rubens, sitchensis.

Not on the common Picea abies.


Albrecht (2017a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Heinze (1957a), Eklo & Hofsvang (2008a), Heie (1980a), Krzywiec (1982a), Rskamn (2007a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 13.ix.2019