Aphanostigma piri (Cholodkovsky, 1903)

on Pyrus


Aphids tiny (< 1 mm), yellow, globular, wingless. The live on young branches, leaves, buds and fruits (mainly around the remnant of the calyx, where they can cause necrotic spots). Hibernation as egg.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Pyrus communis & subsp. pyraster.


Baggiolini (1975a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Lampel & Meier (2003a).

mod 23.xii.2018