Prociphilus bumeliae (Schrank, 1801)

on Fraxinus, (Ligustrum, Syringa), primary host plants

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus excelsior

Fraxinus excelsior, Hungary, Budapest, Hűvösvölgy © László Érsek

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus excelsior

also on the branches

Prociphilus bumeliae: larvae


Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus ornus

Fraxinus ornus, Hungary, Budapest © László Érsek

Prociphilus bumeliae: aptera

aptera ofter removal of most of the wax-wol

Prociphilus bumeliae: alata



According to, among others, Blackman & Eastop and Influential Points, this species can be distinguished only by by microscopic observation of the alatae from Prociphilus fraxini. However, Börner & Heinze state that bumeliae can “easily” be distinguished from fraxini because the latter produces much less wax wool. Also, the fundatrices of bumeliae start sucking already before bud burst, on the old wood. This results in much less strong development of leaf nests.


near monophagpous

Fraxinus angustifolia, excelsior, pennsylvanica.

sometimes soms Ligustrum vulgare; Syringa vulgaris.

on Abies, secondary hostplants


In summer the aphids migrate to the roots


Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba, veitchii.


Albrecht (2015a, 2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Béguinot (2000b, 2002d,h), Blackman & Eastop (2017); Börner & Franz (1956a), Börner & Heinze (1957a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1980a), Influential Points (2017), Kollár (2011a), Krzywiec (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 13.xi.2017