Macrosiphoniella millefolii


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


    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map