Aphis citricidus (Kirkaldy, 1907)

tropical citrus aphid

on Citrus

parasite

Apterae 1.5-2.5 mm (usually larger than A. aurantii) shining, very dark brown to black; antennae indistinctly banded. In ant-attended colonies on young growth of host plants, rolling leaves and stunting shoots.

hostplants

Rutaceae, monophagous

Citrus.

synonyms

Toxoptera citricida.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2018), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a) .

mod 30.i.2018