Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphrastasia pectinatae

Aphrastasia pectinatae (Cholodkovsky, 1888)

on Picea, primary hostplant


Derived from a lateral bud, initially dull green, ultimately reddish brown, in shape and size reminiscent of a reddish-brown wild strawberry; 10-17 mm. No needles stand out from the tip.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea abies, glauca, glehnii, jezoensis, koraiensis, orientalis, sitchensis.

P. orientalis is not listed by Albrecht.

on Abies, secondary hostplant


On the secondary host plant the aphids live on the needles, not causing any galling. They are covered by curly white wax filaments. Often they live continuously on the secondary host without host plant alternation.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba, amabilis, balsamea, concolor, fraseri, grandis, koreana, lasiocarpa, nordmanniana, procera, sibirica, veichtii.


Species from Fennoscandia, but also Poland and Romania.


Adelges pectinatae; ? Buchneria pectinatae (Nördlinger).


Albrecht (2017a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Görür, Işik, Akyürek & Zeybekoğlu (2009a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 14.i.2019