Aphis grossulariae Kaltenbach, 1843

gooseberry-willowherb aphid

on Ribes, primary host plant

Aphis grossulariae_aptera on Ribes uva-crispa

Ribes uva-crispa, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

gall

dense leaf nests at the end of the shoots. Apterae 1-2 mm, dull greyish green to dark green or yellow-green, with pale siphunculi.

host plants

Grossulariaceae, narrowly monophagous

Ribes uva-crispa.

Rarely on Ribes alpinum, aureum, fasciculatum, nigrum, rubrum.


on Epilobium, secondary host plants

gall

aphinds in the inflorescence.

host plants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Epilobium hirsutum, montanum, parviflorum, roseum.

Epilobium montanum is the main host plant; rarely other Onagraceae, like Clarkia, Fuchsia, Oenothera.

synonyms

Aphidula grossulariae.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (2011a), García Prieto, Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2004a), Heie (1986a), Hellrigl (2004a), Houard (1908a), Lambinon & Schneider (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Piron (2017a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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