Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas, 1878)

potato aphid

polyphagous on herbs

Macrosiphum euphorbiae: aptera on Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus barbatus, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

Macrosiphum euphorbiae: aptera on  Buddleja spec.

Buddleja spec., UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

Macrosiphum euphorbiae: apterae on Solanum nigrum

Solanum nigrum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Jambes © Stéphane Claerebout

Macrosiphum euphorbiae: aptera

Urtica dioica, Flevoland, Reve-Abbertbos © Hans Jonkman

parasite

Apterae slender, 1-4 mm long, with long antennae, cauda, siphunculi. The colour is green, less often pink. At the underside of the leaves.

hostplants

polyfaag

Acacia nilotica; Acanthus mollis; Acer tataricum; Ailanthus altissima; Alliaria petiolata; Amaranthus; Anacyclus clavatus; Anchusa azurea; Antirrhinum barrelieri; Aquilegia; Arabidopsis thaliana; Artemisia herba-alba; Beta vulgaris; Brassica napus; Buddleja; Bufonia macropetala; Calystegia sepium; Capsella bursa-pastoris; Cardaria draba; Campsis x tagliabuana; Chenopodium album; Cistus albidus; Citrus medica; Clematis recta; Convolvulus althaeoides, arvensis; Coreopsis; Cucurbita pepo; Dahlia; Dianthus barbatus; Eranthis hyemalis; Erigeron annuus; Erophila verna; Escallonia × rigida; Euphorbia cyparissias,lathyris, segetalis; Forsythia suspensa; Fragaria vesca; Galega officinalis; Galium aparine; Heracleum sphondylium; Hydrangea macrophylla; Ipomoea purpurea; Lactuca sativa, serriola; Launaea; Lepidium campestre; Lycopersicon esculentum; Malva neglecta; Matricaria chamomilla; Nicotiana tabacum; Onopordum acanthium; Origanum majorana; Oxalis debilis, pes-caprae; Papaver orientale, rhoeas, setigerum, somniferum; Peganum harmala; Plantago albicans; Populus alba; Potentilla; Pulsatilla; Rapistrum rugosum; Pyrus communis; Reichardia intermedia; Ricinus communis; Rorippa sylvestris; Rosa; Rosmarinus officinalis; Sanguisorba minor; Senecio vulgaris; Sisymbrium officinale, orientale; Solanum dulcamara, melongena, nigrum, tuberosum; Sonchus maritimus, oleraceus, tenerrimus; Spiraea x bumalda; Stellaria media; Symphoricarpos albus; Tamarix canariensis; Thalictrum; Trachelium caeruleum; Tulipa gesneriana; Urospermum dalechampii; Urtica dioica; Vicia faba; Vinca difformis; Zygophyllum fabago.

synonyms

Macrosiphum solanifolii Ashmead, 1882.

notes

Originally a North American species, presently almost cosmpolitan. Alternates between Rosa and herbs in America, but elsewhere host alternation has been abandoned and hibernation is as vivipara.

references

Aguirre-Segura, Pascual & Cueto (1993a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a, 2011a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Hałaj & Osiadacz (2015a), heie (1994a), Influential Points (2017), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Miller & Stoetzel (1997a), Nieto Nafría (1976a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a).

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