Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Periphyllus obscurus

Periphyllus obscurus Mamontova, 1955

dark periphyllus aphid

on Acer

Periphyllus obscurus: aptera on Acer campestre

Acer campestrem Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkman

; identification with reservation, not studied microscopically

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


Apterae 2-3 mm. They differ from the more numerous Periphyllus testudinaceus by having pale hind tibiae, and by lacking specialised aestivating larvae.

host plants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer campestre.


Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Hille Ris Lambers (1959a), Junkiert, Wieczorek & Wojciechowski (2011a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek & Junkiert (2012a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 18.i.2019