Prociphilus bumeliae (Schrank, 1801)

on Fraxinus, (Ligustrum, Syringa), primary host plants

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus excelsior

Fraxinus excelsior, Hungary, Budapest, Hűvösvölgy, 7.vi.2014 © László Érsek

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus excelsior

also on the branches

Prociphilus bumeliae: larvae

larvae

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus ornus

Fraxinus ornus, Hungary, Budapest, 28.iv.2016 © László Érsek

Fraxinus ornus, Hungary, Budapest, 3.v.2019 © László Érsek

Prociphilus bumeliae: aptera

lateral

Prociphilus bumeliae: aptera

aptera, after part of the wax wol has been removed

Prociphilus bumeliae: aptera

ventral

Prociphilus bumeliae: alata

alate

gall

According to, among others, Blackman & Eastop and Influential Points, this species can be distinguished only by by microscopic observation of the alatae from Prociphilus fraxini. However, Börner & Heinze state that bumeliae can “easily” be distinguished from fraxini because the latter produces much less wax wool. Also, the fundatrices of bumeliae start sucking already before bud burst, on the old wood. This results in much less strong development of leaf nests.

host plants

near monophagous

Fraxinus angustifolia, excelsior, mandshurica, pennsylvanica.

sometimes soms Ligustrum vulgare; Syringa vulgaris.


on Abies, secondary host plants

gall

In summer the aphids migrate to the roots

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba, veitchii.

references

Albrecht (2015a, 2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Béguinot (2000b, 2002d,h), Blackman & Eastop (2017); Börner & Franz (1956a), Börner & Heinze (1957a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1980a), Influential Points (2017), Kollár (2011a), Krzywiec (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2009a), Szelegiewicz (1982b), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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