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Aphis grossulariae Kaltenbach
Aphidula grossulariae

Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .

Gooseberry aphid

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

- Aptera: 1.2-1.8 mm long; dark green to yellowish; cauda and siphunculi pale; antennae shorter than body.
- Alate: head and thorax black; abdomen green with dark stripes; siphunculi and antennae black; cauda yellow.

- A heteroecious species with gooseberry as primary host and Epilobium as secondary host.
- Colonies are largely ant-attended.

[R]Life Cycle
Very common as early as late April, this aphid is present in great profusion (*) from May onwards and spreads actively owing to the large number of winged forms produced.
- A migration to Epilobium occurs in summer.

Terminal leaves become severely crinkled, forming dense bundles. This species is a vector of the gooseberry veinbanding virus (GVV).

[R]Common Names
DE: Kleine Stachelbeertrieblaus ES: Pulgon del grosellero FR: Puceron vert du groseillier épineux IT: Afide del Ribes PT: Piolho da groselheira GB: Gooseberry aphid

[R] Images

  1. Aphis grossulariae Kaltenbach (Leclant F. / ENSA Montpellier)
    Colony and damage on Ribes rubrum

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