Pterocomma pilosum Buckton, 1879

willow-bark aphid

on Salix

Pterocomma pilosum on Salix aurita/cinerea

Salix aurita/cinerea, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

parasiet

Apterae on the young woody shoots. Characteristic are the cylindrical yellow siphunculi. They are well visited by ants.

host plants

Salicacear, monophagous

Salix alba, apennina, appendiculata, aurita, babylonica, x blanda, caprea, cinerea & subsp. oleifolia, daphnoides & subsp. acutifolia, elaeagnos, x fragilis, gmelinii, ? myrsinifolia, pedicellata, purpurea, repens, triandra, viminalis.

Ripka ao mention a find on Populus x berolinensis.

notes

Pterocomma konoi Hori, 1939 is often, but not by all authors, considered a subspecies of P. pilosum. Mixed colonies are found not infrequently.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Influential Points (2017), Heie (1986a), Hellrigl (2004a), Krzywiec (1982a), Laamari, Coeur d’Acier & Jousselin (2013a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1981a, 1997a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stekolshchikov, Gavrilyuk & Novgorodova (2008a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998c), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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