Brachycaudus divaricatae Shaposhnikov, 1956

on Prunus, primary host plant

parasite

Apterae ± 2 mm, shining dark brown to black, rolling leaves of Prunus in spring.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus cerasifera.

Rarely Prunus domestica, spinosa.


on Silene, secondary host plant

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene latifolia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

notes

The migration to the summer host is facultative, and in some regions doesn’t take place altogether.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2018), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a).

mod 1.iv.2018