Ovatus inulae (Walker, 1849)

fleabane aphid

on Inula, Pulicaria

Ovatus inulae: aptera on Pulicaria dysenterica

Pulicaria dysenterica, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mm. On undersides of leaves, shoot apices and flowerheads.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Inula; Pulicaria dysenterica, vulgaris.

Also recorded from unrelated asterids: Adenostyles, Galactites, Helichrysum.

references

Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Petrović (1998a).

mod 26.iii.2018