Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Periphyllus lyropictus

Periphyllus lyropictus (Kessler, 1886)

norway maple periphyllus aphid

on Acer

Periphyllus lyropictus on Acer platanoides

Acer platanoides, Hungary, Budapest © László Érsek

Periphyllus lyropictus colony


Periphyllus lyropictus: larva


Periphyllus lyropictus aptera


Periphyllus lyropictus aptera


Periphyllus lyropictus: aptera on Acer platanoides

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


Apterae 2-3 mm, relatively long-hairy and with short siphunculi. In large colonies at the underside of the leaves, intensively visited by ants. This is the only species that does not have an aestivating form; in the high summer many minute individuals are born, but these do not enter diapause.

host plants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer platanoides.

Also, but much less frequently, A. campestre, pseudoplatanus, saccharinum, and Xanthoceras sorbifolium.


Chaetophorella fusca Börner, 1940; Periphyllus fuscus (Börner, 1940).


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Hille Ris Lambers (1947b), Influential Points (2017), Junkiert, Wieczorek & Wojciechowski (2011a), Lubiarz & Mackoś-Iwaszko (2015a), Mackoś (0000a), Mackoś-Iwaszko, Lubiarz & Karczmarz (2015a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1981a, 1998a), Osiadacz & Wieczorek (2003a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek & Junkiert (2012a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 2.ii.2021