Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brachycaudus prunicola

Brachycaudus prunicola (Kaltenbach, 1843)

on Prunus, primary host plant

Brachycaudus prunicola on Prunus cerasifera

Prunus cerasifera, Hongarije, Budapest-Kamaraerdő, 5.vi.2019 © László Érsek, det. Bob Dransfield: galled leaves

Brachycaudus prunicola on Prunus cerasifera

ant attendance to the colony

Brachycaudus prunicola on Prunus cerasifera

aptera

Brachycaudus prunicola on Prunus cerasifera

another specimen

Brachycaudus prunicola on Prunus cerasifera

young alatae

Brachycaudus prunicola on Prunus cerasifera

ventral

Brachycaudus prunicola on Prunus cerasifera

alate

gall

1-2 mm large aphids, shining black to deep yellowish-green with dark dorsal markings, cause severe discolouration and leaf curl.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Prunus spinosa.

Sometimes also P. cerasifera, domestica & subsp. insititia.

Occasionally P. dulcis, persica, serotina.


on Tragopogon, secondary host plant

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Scorzonera angustifolia; Tragopogon dubius, porrifolius, pratensis.

synonyms

Appelia prunicola; Brachycaudus prunifex (Theobald, 1926).

notes

Some populations remain permanently on the primary host plant.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a) , Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Cocuzza, Cavalieri, Jousselin ao (2007a), Heie (1992a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Stekolshchikov, Gavrilyuk & Novgorodova (2008a, Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), Tambs-Lyche (1970a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 16.v.2022