C. pastinacae

Cavariella pastinacae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Willow-umbellifer aphid

Cavariella pastinacae : adulte ailé
Cavariella pastinacae : adulte ailé

Morphological characteristics

1.8-2.9 mm.
Apterous: green to yellowish green, cornicles swollen, caudicle on abdominal segment 8.
Alate: green, dark patch on abdomen, antennae short, cornicles swollen, moderately long and pigmented, cauda short, presence of a caudicle on abdominal segment 8.

See identification file

Life cycles

Dioecious holocyclic.

Host plants

Primary hosts: Salix sp. (willows).
Secondary hosts: Apiaceae: Pastinaca (parsnip), Angelica, Heracleum (hogweed)


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Modification date: 06 May 2024 | Publication date: 18 July 2012 | By: Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet