Acyrthosiphon auctum (Walker, 1849)

on Brassicaceae, Caryophyllaceae

parasite

Apterae 2-3 mm, pale yellow-green, green or pale pink, slightly wax bordered intersegmentally. Mainly in dunes. In Honckenya they aphids sit on the base of the leaves, close to the stem, and are perfectly camouflaged there.

hostplants

Brassicaceae, Caryophyllaceae, restrictedly polyphagous

Cakile maritima; Capsella; Cerastium; Honckenya peploides; Silene; Stellaria.

distribution within Europe

Northern Europe.

synonyms

Acyrthosiphon silenicola Hille Ris Lambers, 1955.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1994a), Hille Ris Lambers (1959a).

mod 23.xii.2018