Prociphilus bumeliae (Schrank, 1801)

on Fraxinus, (Ligustrum, Syringa), primary host plants

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus excelsior

Fraxinus excelsior, Hungary, Budapest, Hűvösvölgy © László Érsek

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus excelsior

also on the branches

Prociphilus bumeliae: larvae

larvae

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus ornus

Fraxinus ornus, Hungary, Budapest © László Érsek

Prociphilus bumeliae: aptera

aptera ofter removal of most of the wax-wol

Prociphilus bumeliae: alata

alata

gall

According to, among others, Blackman & Eastop and Influential Points, this species can be distinguished only by by microscopic observation of the alatae from Prociphilus fraxini. However, Börner & Heinze state that bumeliae can “easily” be distinguished from fraxini because the latter produces much less wax wool. Also, the fundatrices of bumeliae start sucking already before bud burst, on the old wood. This results in much less strong development of leaf nests.

hostplants

near monophagpous

Fraxinus excelsior.

sometimes soms Ligustrum vulgare; Syringa vulgaris.


on Abies, secondary hostplants

gall

In summer the aphids migrate to the roots

hostplants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba, veitchii.

references

Albrecht (2015a, 2017a), Béguinot (2000b, 2002d,h), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Heinze (1957a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1980a), Influential Points (2017), Kollár (2011a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

pub 9.vi.2015 · mod 27.viii.2017