Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pterochloroides persicae

Pterochloroides persicae (Cholodkowsky, 1899)

giant black bark aphid, peach black aphid

on Prunus

Pterochloroides persicae: aptera



Apterae 3-4 mm, shiny, oval, dark brown to black. Living along undersides of larger branches, and sometimes forming large colonies on trunks near the ground. Producing much honeydew, ant-attended.


Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus armeniaca, cerasus, domestica, dulcis, persica, spinosa.

Mainly P. armeniaca, dulcis.

distribution within Europe



Blackman & Eastop (2018), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Petrović (1998a).

Last modified 22.viii.2018