Periphyllus californiensis (Shinji, 1917)

californian maple-aphid

on Acer

Periphyllus californiensis: apterae on Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

parasite

Apterae 2-4 mm, relatively long-hairy, with short siphunculi.

hostplants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer campestre, carpinifolium, circinatum, ginnala, japonicum, macrophyllum, miyabei, negundo, palmatum, pictum, platanoides, pseudosieboldianum, saccharinum.

notes

Originally a species from SE Asia, but currently almost a cosmopolite, primarily on Japanese ornamental Acer species, but sometimes colonising local species.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Influential Points (2017, Junkiert, Wieczorek & Wojciechowski (2011a). Lampel & Meier (2003a), Osiadacz & Hałaj (2012a), Piron (2009a) , Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek & Junkiert (2012a).

mod 19.vi.2019