Adult apterae of Uroleucon pulicariae (see pictures below) are dark reddish-brown with black siphunculi and a pale yellow cauda. The femora are pale on the basal half and dark on the distal half. The tibiae are mainly pale, and are dark only at the base and apex. The body length of adult apterae is 2.8-3.1 mm.
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Uroleucon pulicariae feeds on the stems of fleabanes (Inula and Pulicaria species). It is found across continental Europe (but not in Britain) and into Central Asia, and it is also recorded from North Korea.
Other aphids on the same host
Uroleucon pulicariae has been recorded from 5 Inula species (Inula britannica, Inula caspica, Inula conyza, Inula salicina, Inula stricta).
Blackman & Eastop list 11 species of aphid as feeding on those Inula species worldwide, and provide formal identification keys .