Aphis passeriniana (del Guercio, 1900)

sage aphid

on Salvia

Aphis passeriniana: apterae on Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mmm often with a light dusting of wax. On the stems, in curled leaves and in the inflorescence. They are attended by ants.

host plants

Lamceae, monophagous

Salvia officinalis, splendens, verticillata.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Barjadze (2017a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a).

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