Brachycaudus prunicola (Kaltenbach, 1843)

on Prunus, primary host plant

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).

mod 30.i.2019