Aphis affinis del Guercio, 1911

on Mentha

gall

curling of the younger leaves. Aphids high in the plant. They are 1-2 mm long, from pale yellow to dark mottled green; ant-visited.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Mentha aquatica, arvensis, longifolia, x piperita, “sativa”, spicata, suaveolens, “sylvestris”, x verticillata.

Not on M. pulegium.

Also cited from Rosmarinus officinalis.

synonyms

Cerosipha affinis.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Heie (1986a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Tomasi (2014a), Weis (1955a).

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