Mimeuria ulmiphila (del Guercio, 1917)

maple leaf-nest aphid

on Acer

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre

Acer campestre, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár © László Érsek

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre

infested shoot

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre

the damage may be considerable

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre

group of aphids

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre: aptera

aptere

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre: alate

alate

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre: ant attendance

ant attendance to the colony

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre:  fundatrix with progeny

fundatrix with progeny

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre:  fundatrix, ventral

fundatrix, ventral view

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre: fundatrix, wool removed

fundatrix, wool removed

Mimeuria ulmiphila on Acer campestre:  fundatices with and without wax

two fundatrices, with and without wool.

gall

4 mmlarge, olive-green, aphids powdered with white wax cause leaf nests with disfigured, curled leaves. They are attended by ants.

primary hostplants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer campestre, platanoides.

Less often other Acer species.


on Ulmus (Rubus)

gall

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.

secondary hostplants

(Rosaceae), Ulmaceae

Rubus; Ulmus minor.

On bramble only when it grows next to an elm.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1980a), Krzywiec (1982a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a).

13/02/2017

mod 16.xii.2017