Rosy Apple Aphid - Dysaphis plantaginea


The aphid Dysaphis plantaginea induces yellowish crumpled leaf galls on apple in spring.  For a description follow the ‘Further info:’ link below.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Please provide images of the gall and state the host species.  Please also provide close-up images of the aphids inside the gall.


Galls can be found where Apple trees occur.

When to see it

Galls may be found when Apple is in leaf

UK Status

True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

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Species profile

Common names
Rosy Apple Aphid
Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
26/06/2021 (Smith, Peter)
Last record:
15/06/2023 (Nicholls, David)

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