A. lactucae

Acyrthosiphon lactucae (Passerini, 1860)

Lettuce aphid

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Morphological characters

1.7-2.9 mm.
Apterous: pale green or pink, covered with wax, pale grey.
Alate: very pale green or pink, cornicles long, fine and pale, cauda long and pale.

Life cycle

Monoecious holocyclic  

Host plants

Asteraceae of the genus Lactuca: Lactuca sativa (lettuce)

Agronomy impact

A. lactucae transmits lettuce mosaic virus (LMV).


Natural ennemies



Praon volucre

Modification date : 19 April 2024 | Publication date : 20 September 2010 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet