Aphis spiraephaga Müller, 1961

on Spiraea, primary host plant

Aphis spiraephaga: colony on Spiraea x vanhouttei

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

Aphis spiraephaga: colony on Spiraea x vanhouttei

kolonie

Aphis spiraephaga: apterae

apterae

Aphis spiraephaga: apterae

apterae

Aphis spiraephaga: apterae

apterae

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mm, dark greyish brown, with transverse dorsal bands of wax. In dense ant-attended colonies on young shoots, in the inflorescence and at the underside of the leaves. The populations hibernate as egg on old shoots.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Spiraea x arguta, x billiardii, cantoniensis, chamaedryfolia, x cinerea, crenata, japonica, media, nipponica, x schinabeckii, x semperflorens, trichocarpa, trilobata, x vanhouttei.


on herbs, partial secondary host plants

parasite

Seemingly only a part of the populations migrate to summer host plants.

host plants

Dicotyledons, polyphagous

Arabis hirsuta; Bellis perennis; Carum carvi; Centranthus ruber; Erica; Filipendula; Seseli austriacum; Symphoricarpos albus; Trinia; Valeriana offinalis.

references

Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017)m García Prieto, Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2004a), Heie (1986a), Kollár (2007a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Papapanagiotou, Nathanailidou, Taylor ao (2012a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Starý (1995a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

mod 1.iv.2019