Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (Linnaeus, 1761)

water lily aphid, plum aphid

on Prunus, primary host plant

gall

Apterae 2-3 mm, reddish brown to dark olive, abdomen mostly lightly duste with grey wax. Attended by ants on the primary host plant.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus armeniaca, cerasifera, domestica & subsp. insititia, mahaleb, persica, serotina, spinosa, tenella.


on water plants, secondary host plants

Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae on Nymphaea alba

Nymphaea alba, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

host plants

broadly polyphagous

Acorus; Alisma plantago-aquatica; Azolla filiculoides; Baldellia; Butomus umbellatus; Calla; Callitriche; Ceratophyllum submersum; Echinodorus; Elodea; Glyceria; Hippuris vulgaris; Hydrocharis; Juncus; Lemna gibba, minor; Marsilea quadrifolia, strigosa; Menyanthes; Myriophyllum spicatum; Nasturtium officinale; Nelumbo; Nuphar lutea; Nymphaea alba; Nymphoides; Pistia; Polygonum; Potamogeton natans; Ranunculus aquatilis; Sagittaria sagittifolia; Salvinia auriculata, natans; Schoenoplectus; Scirpus; Sparganium; Stratiotes aloides; Trapa; Triglochin; Typha angustifolia, latifolia.

A reference to Saxifraga by Nieto Nafría ao probably is excptional.

references

Albrecht (2015a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1986a), Houard (1908a), Influential Points (2017), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2009a, 2017a), Pita & Ilharco (1997a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Tomasi (2014a), Weis (1955a).

mod 30.vii.2018