Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Monaphis antennata

Monaphis antennata (Kaltenbach, 1843)

solitary birch-aphid

on Betula

Monaphis antennata: larva on Betula pubescens

Betula pubescens, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

parasite

De larvae are grass green with long black antennae; they sit one by one on the upperside of the midrib, stiffly pressed against the leaf. They move to the underside of the leaf for the final moult and turn then into alate viviparae.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula pendula, pubescens.

Heie mentions only B. pendula.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Danielsson (1974a), Krzywiec (1982a), Łabanowski & Soika (2011a), Heie (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1997a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Weis (1955a), Wieczorek & Kanturski (2011a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 15.i.2019