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Aphis schneideri Börner
Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .

[R]Biology
An autoecious species (*) infesting the underside of the terminal leaves of currant , especially black currant, from spring onwards. Black eggs are laid near buds in the autumn (*) .

[R]Damage
Affected leaves undergo severe curling and form bundles at the top of shoots; growth of shoots is then suddenly interrupted (*) . The tips of these shoots ripen imperfectly.


[R]Common Names
DE: Kleine Johannisbeerblattlaus, Grüne Johannisbeerblattlaus ES: Pulgón verde del grosellero negro FR: Puceron vert du groseillier à grappes et du cassissier IT: Afide verde del ribes PT: Piolho da groselheira GB: Permanent currant aphid, Black currant aphid

[R] Images

  1. Aphis schneideri (Börner) (Coutin R. / OPIE)
    Winter eggs Laid between the stem and a bud (arrowed).
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  2. Aphis schneideri (Börner) (Coutin R. / OPIE)
    Damage on black currant Affected tissue is distinctly crinkled and the growth of the shoot is arrested.
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  3. Aphis schneideri (Börner) (Coutin R. / OPIE)
    Winged adult At the origin of the creation of a new colony.
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