Periphyllus testudinaceus (Fernie, 1852)

Hemiptera, Aphididae

on Acer

Periphyllus  testudinaceus: alata on Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus, England, East Essex © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, Influential Points (there more pictures!)

Periphyllus testudinaceus: alate larva

Acer campestre, Nieuwendam

Periphyllus testudinaceus: alatae on Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus, landgoed Tongeren © Hans Jonkman

gall

the aptera is dirty green to dark brown, always with a number of transversal rows of black sclerites. No hostplant alternation, often attended by ants. The aphids case suction damage (disfigurement, growth disturbance) of the inflorescence and young foliage.

hostplants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer campestre.

To a lesser degree also on other maples and on Aesculus hippocastanum.

synonyms

Periphyllus villosus (Hartig, 1841).

references

Blackman & Eastop (2016), Buhr (1964b), Hellrigl (2004a), Influential Points (2016), Junkiert, Wieczorek & Wojciechowski (2011a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mackoś (0000a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Sylvén (1960a), Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek & Junkiert (2012a).

16/05/2017

pub 16.v.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017