A. craccae

Aphis craccae Linnaeus, 1758

Tufted vetch aphid

Morphological characters

2.0-2.8 mm.
Apterous: covered with whitish wax, cornicles and cauda black.
Alate: dark green to blackish with a patch on abdomen variably diffuse, antennae same length as body, cornicles black à base strongly broadened, cauda black and elongate.

Life cycles

Monoecious holocyclic.

Host plants   

Vicia spp: cultivated vetches, beans (broad bean, faba bean) or wild species.


Cette espèce est visitée par les fourmis.

Agronomic impact

A. craccae is not common.
It is the vector of the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV).



Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 23 September 2010 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet