Aphis callunae Theobald, 1915

heather aphid

on Calluna

Aphis callunae on Calluna vulgaris

Calluna vulgaris, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

parasite

Apterae small (1.5 mm), at the tips and in the inflorescence of old, straggy lin,
well camouflaged and easily overlooked. Sometimes visited by ants.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Calluna vulgaris.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), García Prieto, Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2004a), Heie (1986a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a).

mod 12.i.2019