Ericaphis ericae (Borner, 1933)
cross-leaved heath aphid
on Calluna, Daboecia, Erica
Erica tetralix, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints
apterae, in the inflorescence and in the tip of the shoots, are very inconspicuous by their cryptic, brownish green, colour and their minute size, less than 2 mm. The is not dusted by wax, but rather shiny. The tips of antennae and legs are black; the cauda is sword-shaped. Alatae have on the abdomen a dark patch with clear windows.