Aphis frangulae Kaltenbach, 1845

alder buckthorn-willowherb aphid

on Frangula, Rhamnus, primary host plants

Aphis frangulae apterae on Frangula alnus

Frangula alnus, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

gall

Leaf curls; also leaf nests at the end of the shoots. Apterae 1-2 mm, in all shades of yellow, green to brown and greenish black. The siphunculi are brown of black, always darker than the cauda.

host plants

Rhamnaceae, oligophagous

Frangula alnus; Rhamnus alaternus, alpina, lycioides & subsp. oleoides.


on herbs, secondary host plants

hostplants

polyphagous

Ajuga chamaepitys subsp. chia; Althaea officinalis; Apium graveolens; Brachypodium retusum; Capsella bursa-pastoris; Carduus nutans subsp. granatensis; Catalpa bignoniodes; Chamerion angustifolium; Citrus limon; Clinopodium acinos; Cornus; Digitalis grandiflora; Dittrichia viscosa; Epilobium montanum; Erigeron canadensis; Eupatorium cannabinum; Fagonia cretica; Galeopsis tetrahit; Galium verum; Gossypium; Hypericum androsaemum, caprifolium, nummularium; Jacaranda mimosifolia; Lamium purpureum; Leonurus cardiaca; Lycopersicon esculentum; Lysimachia vulgaris; Malva pusilla, sylvestris; Marrubium vulgare; Melampyrum nemorosum, pratense; Mentha longifolia, x piperita, suaveolens; Muscari; Nepeta x faassenii; Neslia paniculata; Odontites luteus; Oenothera biennis; Pallenis spinosa; Photinia bodinieri; Picris hieracioides; Pistacia atlantica; Plantago major; Portulaca oleracea; Rosmarinus officinalis; Salvia glutinosa; Scrophularia nodosa; Scutellaria columnae; Solanum; Sonchus arvensis; Stachys germanica subsp. cordigera, recta; Teucrium flavum; Veronica beccabunga.

synonyms

Cerosipha frangulae.

notes

Actually a complex of species, including Aphis frangulae beccabungae Koch, 1855.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a, 2011a), García Prieto & Nieto Nafría (2005a), Heie (1986a), Jörgl & Lampel (1988a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Meliá Masiá (1986a)l Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2017a), Rakauskas (2008a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Seco Fernández, Mier Durante, Blaso Zumeta & Nieto Nafrîa (1998a), Soika & Łabanowski (0000a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a), Weis (1995a), Wilkaniec & Piekarska-Boniecka (2008a).

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