Large Thistle Aphid - Uroleucon cirsii


    The large thistle aphid Uroleucon cirsii is between 4 and 5.2 mm in length and has characteristic two tone legs.


    Found on thistles especially Creeping Thistle.

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    Life History

    It lives on the leaves and stems of some thistle species, especially Creeping Thistle.

    UK Status

    Not well recorded in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map