Prociphilus oleae (Leach, 1826)

on Olea, Phillyrea, primary host plants

parasite

In spring compact colonies covered in white wax wool on shoots near base of trunk. Progeny of the fundatrix are all alate, ± 4 mm, with smoky yellowish abdomen, migrating in May.

hostplants

Oleaceae, oligophagous

Olea europaea; Phillyrea latifolia.

Less often on Phillyrea.


on Vitis, secondary host plant

parasite

At the roots

hostplants

Vitaceae, monophagous

Vitis vinifera.

Whether these root aphid indeed belong to P. oleae has yet to be confirmed.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a).

mod 23.i.2018