Mimeuria ulmiphila (del Guercio, 1917)
maple leaf-nest aphid
Acer campestre, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár © László Érsek
the damage may be considerable
group of aphids
ant attendance to the colony
fundatrix with progeny
fundatrix, ventral view
fundatrix, wool removed
two fundatrices, with and without wool.
4 mmlarge, olive-green, aphids powdered with white wax cause leaf nests with disfigured, curled leaves. They are attended by ants.
Acer campestre, platanoides.
Less often other Acer species.
on Ulmus (Rubus)
aphids at the roots, each in a small cavity lined with wax that is permeated by large masses of mycorrhizal mycelium, the actual food of the aphid.
On bramble only when it grows next to an elm.
Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1980a), Krzywiec (1982a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a).