Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Periphyllus hirticornis

Periphyllus hirticornis (Walker, 1848)

green maple-periphyllus-aphid

on Acer

Periphyllus hirticornis: aptera on Acer campestre

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

Periphyllus hirticornis: aestivating larva

aestivating larva (from Hille Ris Lambers, 1947b)


Apterae 2-3 mm, relatively long-hairy, with short siphunculi; initially on the undersides of the leaves and on the petioles, but later mainly in the inflorescence and on the fruits. At the highest of the summer the larvae enter a summer diapause, aestivation; they ten sit in dense groups, preferably on the wings of the samaras.

host plants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer campestre, monspessulanun.


Chaitophorus, Periphyllus, granulatus Koch, 1854.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Hille Ris Lambers (1947a), Influential Points, (2017), Junkiert, Wieczorek & Wojciechowski (2011a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek & Junkiert (2012a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 31.i.2019