Rhopalosiphum padi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hemiptera, Aphididae

on Prunus

Rhopalosiphum padi: eggs

Prunus padus, Hongarije, Budapest © László Érsek: eggs, december (all following pictures at the same tree)

Rhopalosiphum padi: fundatrices

fundatrices woth you apterae; end of March

Rhopalosiphum padi: colony Prunus padus

colony; mid April

Rhopalosiphum padi: apterae ald alate

two mature apterae and an alate

Rhopalosiphum padi: galled leaf of Prunus padus

galled leaf

Rhopalosiphum padi galls

Prunus padus, Dronten (+ Phyllocoptes eupadi); © Arnold Grosscurt

Rhopalosiphum padi gall

Prunus padus, Castricum

aphids

group of aphids

Brachycaudus helichrysi: fundatrices on Prunus padus

Prunus padus, Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkman; end of Mach: fundatrices and young apterae

Brachycaudus helichrysi: fundatrices on Prunus padus

detail

Rhopalosiphum padi: apterae on Prunus padus

Prunus padus, Biddinghuizen, Spijk- en Bremerbergbos © Hans Jonkman

Rhopalosiphum padi on Prunus padus

Prunus padus, Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkman: th densities may be staggering

Rhopalosiphum padi: aphids on Prunus padus

Prunus padus, Engeland © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

primary host plant

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus armeniaca, cerasifera, domestica & subsp; insititia, japonica, mahaleb, padus, spinosa, tenella, virginiana.

P. padus is the main host plant.


on grasses, etc.

Rhopalosiphum padi: aphids on Avena sativa

Avena sativa, England, East Sussex © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

gall

Both on the primary as on the secondary hostplant the aphids often have a rust-coloured spot at the base of the siphunculi.

hostplants

grasses, including cereals, but also Cyperaceae, Iridaceae (in particular Iris), Juncaceae, Typhaceae, and even dicots, like Capsella and Stellaria.

synonyms

Sitobion padi.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dietrich (2016a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), de la Peña, VandommV & Frago (2014a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Sylvén (1960a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Tomasi (2014a).

01/05/2017

pub 1.v.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017