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Aphis forbesi Weed
Cerosipha forbesi

Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .

Strawberry root aphid

Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images

- Apterous adult: 1.8-2.2 mm long; globe-shaped; dark green; siphunculi about 1/6 of body length.

- A autoecious species developing on strawberry.

[R]Life Cycle
- Winter eggs are deposited on the petioles of leaves or on the collars; fundatrices hatch in March and give rise to colonies which infest the collar, petiole and base of leaves. Alatae appear in late spring, attacking other strawberry trees.

- Leaves and petioles become sticky and covered with aphids and exuviae.

[R]Common Names
DE: Kleine Erdbeerlaus ES: Pulgon de las raices del fresal FR: Puceron vert du fraisier, Puceron des racines du fraisier IT: Afide della fragola PT: Piolho do morangueiro GB: Strawberry root aphid

[R] Images

  1. Aphis forbesi Weed Ovipositing on veins of a strawberry leaf (Drawing by Pétré in Balachowsky & Mesnil)

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