Myzus varians Davidson, 1912

peach-clematis aphid, peach leaf-roll aphid

on Prunus, primary host plant

Myzus varians: galling on Prunus persica

Prunus persica, Hungary, Budapest, 20.iv.2016 © László Érsek

Myzus varians: galling on Prunus persica

detail

Myzus varians: galling on Prunus persica

unrolled leaf

Myzus varians: colony

apterae with larvae

Myzus varians: aptera

aptera

Myzus varians: aptera

another specimen

gall

lengthwise very compact rolling of the young leaves.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Prunus avium, x davidiopersica, persica.


on Clematis, secondary host plant

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Clematis flammula, x jackmanii, recta, vitalba; Populus nigra.

notes

the species has arrived from Asia in Europe in 1947; since then it has developed into a serious pest in peach cultivation.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a) , Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1965a), Chireceanu, Chiriloaie, Teodoru & Sivu (2015a), Hałaj & Osiadacz (2015a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2009a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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