Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrosiphum penfroense

Macrosiphum penfroense Prior, 1976

on Silene

parasite

Apterae 2-3 mm, bright apple green, immatures have a wax bloom. Feeding in small groups in flowers, or singly on buds or on upper surfaces of leaves.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Silene uniflora.

synonyms

Macrosiphum silenium penfroense.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1994a).

Last modified 30.xii.2017