Schizaphis pyri Shaposhnikov, 1952

on Pyrus, primary host plant

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mm green, often with darker green longitudinal stripe, and dark siphunculi and cauda. In spring colonies feeding on upper sides of leaves and folding them longitudinally in half, with the underside turned outward, to form a pod-shaped gall.

hostplants

Rsaceae, monophagous

Pyrus communis.


on Carex, Cyperus, secondary host plants

parasite

Apterae 1.5-2 mm, pale to dusky green with black antennae and siphunculi, and a dark cauda. They live singly on the undersides of the leaves.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Carex; Cyperus longus.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2018), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a).

mod 31.i.2018