Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Drepanosiphum acerinum

Drepanosiphum acerinum (Walker, 1848)

sapling sycamore-aphid

on Acer

Drepanosiphum acerinum on Acer pseudoplatanus

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


Adult viviparae all alate; 2-3 mm sized aphids with long antennae and siphunculi, and a knobbed cauda. They live at the underside of the leaves, mainly those low on the crown and in the shadow.


Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer opalus, pseudoplatanus.


Drepanosiphon acerinus.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a, 2011a), Heie (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1981a, 1998a). Osiadacz & Wieczorek (2003a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Stroyan (1977a).

Last modified 2.ii.2021