Pink Tansy Aphid

Metopeurum fuscoviride


Over all length 2 - 3mm. Pink with a dark splodge on the top of the abdomen.


Feed in the flower-head of Tansy or closely related plants. They are often tended by ants, especially Lasius niger.

Status and distribution

This species can be found throughout Europe, but is poorly recorded here, although it is probably common and widespread in southern Britain. It is fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to October.