Periphyllus spec.

Hemiptera, Aphididae

on Acer

Periphyllus spec. galling inflorescence of Acer platanoides

Acer platanoides, Belgium, prov. Namur, Dinant, Viet © Jean-Yves Baugnée

gall

most of the more than 40 species of the genus Periphyllus live on maples. When they feed on young, still developing parts of the plant these may become stunted and disfigured, like the inflorescence above.

hostplants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer spp.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2015), Braggion (2013a), Buhr (1964b), Influential Points (2015).

27/09/2016. It is now 10:27

mod 27.vi.2018