Capitophorus hippophaes Walker, 1852

polygonum aphid, bistort aphid

on Elaeagnus, Hippophaë, primary host plant

gall

slight malformations by aphids of the young leaves. The apterae, 2 mm long, are slender, pale green with a faint pattern of green spots.

host plants

Elaeagnaceae, oligophagous

Elaeagnus angustifolia, “hortensis”, multiflora, umbellata; Hippophaë “fluviatilis”, rhamnoides.


on Persicaria, Polygonum, secondary host plants

Capitophorus hippophaes: aptera on Persicaria maculosa

Persicaria maculosa, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

gall

de apterae of the summer generation live at the underside of the leaves. They are 2 mm long, pale green to yellowish white, sometimes with length rows of green spots.

host plants

Polygonaceae, oligophagous

Persicaria hydropiper, lapathifolia, maculosa; Polygonum.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Corpuz-Raros & Cook (1974a), Heie (1994a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Tambs-Lyche (1970a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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