Aphis commensalis Stroyan, 1952

Hemiptera, Aphididae

on Rhamnus

Aphis commensalis: gall on Rhamnus cathartica

Rhamnus cathartica, Hungary, Kimle © László Érsek

Aphis commensalis: apterae on Rhamnus cathartica

colony

Aphis commensalis: aptera

aptera

gall

In spring the fundatrix and her first offspring cause inrolling and twisting of the leaves; later in summer the aphids the by then vacated galls of Trichochermes walkeri. The aphids are dark greyish-green, heavily dusted with wax powder.

hostplants

Rhamnaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rhamnus cathartica.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1965a), Influential Points (2017).

25/06/2014

pub 5.xii.2014 · mod 7.vii.2017