Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Cacopsylla mali
(apple sucker)



Cacopsylla mali (apple sucker)


  • Last modified
  • 29 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cacopsylla mali
  • Preferred Common Name
  • apple sucker
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cacopsylla mali Schmidberger

Preferred Common Name

  • apple sucker

Other Scientific Names

  • Psylla mali Schmidberger
  • Psyllia mali

International Common Names

  • English: apple leaf sucker; apple, psyllid; apple, sucker
  • Spanish: psila del manzano; pulgilla del manzano
  • French: psylle du pommier

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: Æblebladloppe; gron tjornebladloppe
  • Finland: omenakemppi
  • Germany: Blattfloh, Apfel-; Blattsauger, Gemeiner Apfel-; Sauger, Apfel-
  • Italy: Psilla del melo
  • Netherlands: Appelbladvlo
  • Norway: eplesuger
  • Sweden: Äpplebladloppa; hagtornsbladloppa, groen
  • Turkey: elma yaprak piresi

EPPO code

  • PSYLMA (Psylla mali)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Psylloidea
  •                                 Family: Psyllidae
  •                                     Genus: Cacopsylla
  •                                         Species: Cacopsylla mali

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


Czechoslovakia (former)Unconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Former USSRPresentCAB Abstracts
NorwayUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
PolandUnconfirmed record
SwitzerlandUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
UKUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Araneus cucurbitinus Predator Adults/Nymphs
Atractotomus mali Predator Adults/Nymphs
Propylea quatuordecimpunctata Predator Adults/Nymphs

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