Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Periphyllus aceris

Periphyllus aceris (Linnaeus, 1761)

maple periphyllus-aphid

on Acer

Periphyllus aceris: aptera on Acer platanoides

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

Periphyllus aceris: aestivating larva

aestivating larva (from Hille Ris Lambers, 1947b)


no host plant alternation, not attended by ants. The aphids live at the underside of the leaves, on petioles and on very young shoots; they cause suction damage (disfiguring, growth disturbance) of the inflorescence and young foliage.
During high summer the larvae pass through an aestivation period. They then are long-hairy, and sit immobile in large groups, the head directed towards the centre of the group.

host plants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer platanoides.

There also are reports of Acer obtusatum, opalus and saccharinum. In Spain and Serbia on A. campestre.


Chaetophorella aceris.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2016), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Görür, Işik, Akyürek & Zeybekoğlu (2009a), Heie (1982a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hille Ris Lambers (1947b), Influential Points (2016), Junkiert, Wieczorek & Wojciechowski (2011a), Kollár (2007a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Lubiarz & Mackoś-Iwaszko (2015a), Mackoś (0000a), Mackoś-Iwaszko, Lubiarz & Karczmarz (2015a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2019a), Wieczorek & Junkiert (2012a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 15.ix.2019