Body length of Macrosiphoniella absinthii apterae is 1.7 to 2.5 mm. It is reddish-brown and wax-powdered. It has a black head, antennae, legs, siphunculi and cauda, and a black spot in the centre of the abdomen which is highlighted by a white surround of powdered wax. The siphunculi are very thick and short.
Associated with Artemisia species such as Wormwood.
Sexual forms (apterous or alate males) occur in autumn.
It feeds on the upper parts of Artemisia absinthium and related species. It is not usually ant attended.
Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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