Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Periphyllus acericola

Periphyllus acericola (Walker, 1848)

sycamore periphyllus-aphid

on Acer

Periplhyllus acericola: aptera on Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus, England, East Essex © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, Influential Points ( more pictures there!)

Periphyllus acericola: group of aestivating larvae on Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus, France, Paris © Pierre Duhem: group of larvae in aestivation diapause


Apterae 3-4 mm, with long hairs and short siphunculi. No host plant alternation, sometimes attended by ants; on the young shoots, petioles, underside of the leaves and in the inflorescence. The aphids cause suction damage (disfiguring, growth disturbance) of the inflorescence and young foliage. During the hottest period in summer groups of young larvae enter into aestivation.

host plants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer campestre, granatense, negundo, opalus, pseudoplatanus, saccharum.

A pseudoplatanus is the normal host plant; not, or in very small numbers, on A. platanoides.


Chaetophoria acericola.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2016), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (2011a), Eklo & Hofsvang (2008a), Heie (1982a), Hille Ris Lambers (1947b), Influential Points (2016), Junkiert, Wieczorek & Wojciechowski (2011a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Lubiarz & Mackoś-Iwaszko (2015a), Mackoś-Iwaszko, Lubiarz & Karczmarz (2015a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2019a), Stroyan (1977a), Weis (1955a), Wieczorek & Junkiert (2012a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 15.ix.2019