Aphis epilobiaria Theobald, 1927

waxy willowherb aphid

on Epilobium

Aphis epilobiaria: aptera on Epilobium hirsutum

Epilobium hirsutum, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

Aphis pollinaria malformations

Epilobium hirsutum, Utrecht, Terwijde © Arnold Grosscurt

Aphis pollinaria aphids

the aphids

gall

aphids 2-3 mm, reddish brown to almost blackish brown, each segment with a bright white transversal band of wax, interrupted only in the median line.

host plants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Epilobium hirsutum.

Occasionally also E. montanum, palustre, parviflorum, roseum, tetragonum.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Grosscurt (2017a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieta & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2017a), Rakauskas (2008a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Stekolshchikov, Buga & Leshchinskaya (2008a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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