Aphis punicae Passerini, 1863

pomegranate aphid

on Punica, etc.

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mm, yellowish‑green, green or grey-green with siphunculi pale green to brown with darker apices (but wholly dark in spring). On upper sides of mature leaves, concentrated along the mid‑ribs and around the leaf margins.

hostplants

polyphagous

Punica granatum.

Less often also reported from Bignonia; Campsis radicans; Duranta erecta; Lantana camara; Plumbago auriculata.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Seco & Mier (1986a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a).

mod 27.i.2018