Brachycaudus lateralis (Walker, 1848)

short-haired thistle aphid

mainly on Asteraceae

Brachycaudus lateralis: aptera on Arctium minus

Arctium minus, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

parasite

Apterae 2-3 mm, with a shining black dorsum, ventrally green or reddish; on leaves and stems, usually close to the ground.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Adenostyles; Anthemis; Arctium lappa; Carduus; Chrysanthemum; Cirsium; Cota tinctoria; Galinsoga parviflora; Jacobaea vulgaris; Leucanthemum; Matricaria discoidea; Onopordum acanthium; Senecio ovatus, sylvaticus, vulgaris; Tripleurospermum inodorum.

Also sometimes Capsella bursa-pastoris; Symphytum.

Reported by Wojciechowski ao also from Prunus spinosa.

synonyms

Brachycaudus cardui var. lateralis.

notes

Rarely host alternation does occur, with a sexual phase on Prunus.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), Buhr (1964b), Heie (1992a), Krzywiec (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

mod 25.i.2019