Periphyllus acericola (Walker, 1848)

sycamore periphyllus-aphid

on Acer

Periplhyllus acericola: aptera on Acer pseudoplatanus

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

Periphyllus acericola: group of aestivating larvae on Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus, France, Paris © Pierre Duhem: group of larvae in aestivation diapause

gall

Apterae 3-4 mm, with long hairs and short siphunculi. No host plant alternation, sometimes attended by ants; on the young shoots, petioles, underside of the leaves and in the inflorescence. The aphids cause suction damage (disfiguring, growth disturbance) of the inflorescence and young foliage. During the hottest period in summer groups of young larvae enter into aestivation.

hostplants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer campestre, granatense, negundo, opalus, pseudoplatanus, saccharum.

A pseudoplatanus is the normal host plant; not on A. platanoides.

synonyms

Chaetophoria acericola.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2016), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (2011a), Eklo & Hofsvang (2008a), Heie (1982a), Hille Ris Lambers (1947b), Influential Points (2016), Junkiert, Wieczorek & Wojciechowski (2011a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Weis (1955a), Wieczorek & Junkiert (2012a).

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