Uroleucon cirsii (Linnaeus, 758)

Hemiptera, Aphididae

on Cirsium, (Tragopogon)

Uroleucon cirsii: aptera on Cirsium arvense

Cirsium arvense, Flevoland, Reve-Abbertbos © Hans Jonkman

gall

leaves crumpled, rolled inwards, sometimes unusually hairy. Aphids 3-5 mm, bronze brown, with dark head and prothorax, transverse rows of black spots; siphunculi black, cauda yellow. No host plant alternation.

hostplants

Asteraceae, practically monophagous

Cirsium arvense, canum, oleraceum, palustre, rivulare, vulgare.

Occasionally Tragopogon pratensis subsp. orientalis.

synonyms

Dactynotus cirsii.

notes

It cannot be excluded that other aphid species use these plant as secondary (summer) host.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1964b), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Tomasi (2012a) Italy.

27/08/2014

pub 5.xii.2014 · mod 15.viii.2017