Macrosiphoniella millefolii

Description

These aphids are extremely small, maybe only 2 mm. They have a green body and blackish legs, both of which have hairs.

Habitat

They live mainly on Yarrow and Sneezewort and are usually found in vegetated areas containing these foodplants.

When to see it

Late summer and autumn.

Life History

Associated with Yarrow and Sneezewort causing galls to form.

UK Status

Probably quite common in Britain but badly under recorded due to its diminutive size.

VC55 Status

Probably common in Leicestershire and Rutland but under recorded in our area.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map