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Brachycaudus persicae (Passerini)
Brachycaudus persicaecola (Boisduval)

Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .

Black peach aphid

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


[R]Description
- Winged adult: 2 mm long; shiny black (*) ; siphunculi black and longer than hind tarsi.

[R]Biology
- Host-plants: peach, almond, cherry, apricot.

[R]Life Cycle
Apterae overwinter on the roots of host trees, moving onto the twigs in late March-early April. This transportation is often carried out by ants so that lower shoots are the first to become infested. Colonies develop on twigs during the summer.
A early as July, some individuals migrate to the roots but some persist on the twigs during the winter if climatic conditions are favourable.

[R]Damage
Shoots become distorted and growth is severely slowed down. Young plants remain weak and may die.


[R]Common Names
DE: Schwarze Pfirsichblattlaus ES: Pulgon del almandro y del melocotonero FR: Puceron noir du pÍcher IT: Psilla comune del Pero PT: Piolho preto do pessegueiro GB: Black peach aphid

[R] Images

  1. Brachycaudus persicae (Passerini) (ACTA)
    Colony on leaf of peach

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