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Cavariella aegopodii
(carrot-willow aphid)



Cavariella aegopodii (carrot-willow aphid)


  • Last modified
  • 27 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Vector of Plant Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cavariella aegopodii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • carrot-willow aphid
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cavariella aegopodii Scopoli

Preferred Common Name

  • carrot-willow aphid

Other Scientific Names

  • Aphis aegopodii
  • Cavariella umbellatarum (KOCH)

International Common Names

  • English: carrot aphid; parsnip and willow aphid; willow-carrot aphid
  • Spanish: pulgón de las umbeliferas
  • French: puceron de la carotte; puceron des ombelliferes
  • Portuguese: pulgão da erva doce

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: gulerodsbladlus; pile-gulerodsbladlus
  • Finland: pajun tillikirva
  • Germany: Blattlaus, Baerenklau-; Blattlaus, Giersch-
  • Italy: afide delle ombellifere
  • Netherlands: zevenbladluis
  • Norway: skjermplantebladlus
  • Sweden: dillbladlus

EPPO code

  • CAVAAE (Cavariella aegopodii)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Aphidoidea
  •                                 Family: Aphididae
  •                                     Genus: Cavariella
  •                                         Species: Cavariella aegopodii

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


ChinaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-Jammu and KashmirUnconfirmed record
IsraelUnconfirmed record
LebanonUnconfirmed record


FranceUnconfirmed record
HungaryUnconfirmed record
NetherlandsUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
SpainUnconfirmed record
SwedenUnconfirmed record
UKUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts


AustraliaUnconfirmed record
New ZealandUnconfirmed record

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / honeydew or sooty mould

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Aphidius salicis Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Binodoxys brevicornis Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Ephedrus salicicola Parasite Adults/Nymphs India; Jammu and Kashmir Salix aegyptica
Lysiphlebus fabarum Parasite Adults/Nymphs Lebanon fennel

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