Melanaphis luzulella (Hille Ris Lambers, 1947)

on Luzula

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mm, dark green, almost black; at the upperside of the basal part of the lower leaves, that especially under dry condition rolled inward, completely concealing the aphids; they are intensely visited by ants.

hostplants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Luzula campestris, sylvatica.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1996a), Prior (1971a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a).

mod 5.xi.2017