Aphis spiraecola Patch, 1914

green citrus aphid, spirea aphid

polyphagous

Aphis spiraecola on Spiraea x vanhouttei

Spiraea x vanhouttei, Hungary, Budapest, 23.iv.2017 © László Érsek

Aphis spiraecola: larvae

colony with larvae

Aphis spiraecola: aptera

aptera

Aphis spiraecola: aptera

aptera

Aphis spiraecola: alate

a single alate

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mm, bright greenish yellow to apple green with brown head and black siphunculi and cauda. Both in biology and appearance strongly similar with Aphis pomi; Rakauskas ao discuss a differentating character.

host plants

Acacia nilotica; Acalypha wilkesiana; Albizia julibrissin; Arbutus unedo; Asclepias curassavica; Asparagus officinalis; Bauhinia purpurea; Bidens frondosus; Bignonia; Bougainvillea; Bryonia cretica subsp. dioica; Callicarpa bodinieri; Celtis australis; Centranthus ruber; Cereus; Cestrum aurantiacum, nocturnum, sphaerocarpum; Chaenomeles japonica, speciosa; Chrysanthemum; Cirsium arvense; Citrus aurantium, clementina, limon, paradisi, reticulata, sinensis; Clarkia unguiculata; Coleostephus myconis; Coronilla juncea, minima, valentina; Cotoneaster; Crataegus monogyna; Crepis capillaris; Cydonia oblonga; Dianthus caryophyllus; Dittrichia viscosa; Echium vulgare; Emex spinosa; Erica arborea; Erigeron canadensis, sumatrensis; Eriobotrya japonica; Euphorbia pulcherrima; Fatsia japonica; Ficus carica; Foeniculum vulgare; Fuchsia magellanica; Hedera helix; Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, syriacus; Humulus lupulus; Jacaranda mimosifolia; Juglans; Lantana camara; Leucanthemum vulgare; Magnolia; Malus domestica, sylvestris; Melia azedarach; Mespilus germanica; Mirabilis jalapa; Morus nigra; Myrtus communis; Nerium oleander; Nicotiana glauca; Oenanthe lachenalii; Oxalis debilis, pes-caprae; Persea americana; Pallenis spinosa; Phagnalon saxatile; Philadelphus coronarius; Phytolacca dioica; Pittosporum tobira; Plantago; Podranea ricosoliana; Potentilla aurea; Prunus armeniaca, avium, cerasifera, domestica, dulcis, laurocerasus, persica, spinosa; Pyracantha coccinea; Pyrus communis, cordata; Rubia peregrina; Salix alba, babylonica; Sambucus ebulus; Schefflera; Sedum japonicum, sexangulare; Sisymbrium; Solanum tuberosum; Sorbus aria; Spiraea cantoniensis, chamaedryfolia, douglasii, thunbergii, x vanhouttei; Tecoma capensis; Torilis arvensis, nodosa; Trachelospermum jasminoides; Ulmus minor; Vesalea floribunda; Viburnum opulus, tinus; Vincetoxicum; Vitis vinifera.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Braggion (2013a), García Prieto, Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2004a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Piron (2017a), Rakauskas, Bašilova & Bernotienė (2015a), Stekolshchikov & Novgorodova (2013a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

mod 12.iv.2019