Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .
Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images
- A heteroecious species with gooseberry as primary host and Epilobium as secondary host.
- Colonies are largely ant-attended.
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).
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