Aphis hypochoeridis (Börner, 1940)

cat’s-ear root aphid

on Hypochaeris

Aphis hypochoeridis: aptera on Hypochaeris radicata

Hypochaeris radicata, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

gall

leaves somewhat disfigured. Ant-attended aphids at the base of the stem or under the lower leaves. They are 1-2 mm long, bright yellow to pale greenish yellow, the cauda is darker, like the siphunculi that stand on orange spots. No host plant alternation.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Hypochaeris maculata, radicata.

references

Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1964b), Dransfield & Brightwell (2015a), Heie (1986a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Tomasi (2012a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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