Aphis ballotae (Passerini, 1860)

horehound aphid

on Ballota

Aphis ballotae: aptera on Ballota nigra

Ballota nigra, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

gall

Apterae dark greyish blue to mottled green, on stems and undersides of leaves, causing slight downward leaf-curl in early summer.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Ballota nigra & subsp. foetida; Marrubium supinum & vulgare.

Also cited from Dracocephalum nutans; Leonurus.

synonyms

Aphis balloticola Szelegiewicz, 1968.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2018), Buhr (1964b), García Prieto, Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2004a), Laamari, Coeur d’Acier & Jousselin (2013a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Papapanagiotou, Nathanailidou, Taylor ao (2012a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Remaudière, Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1986a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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