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Brachycaudus persicae (Passerini)
Brachycaudus persicaecola (Boisduval)

Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .

Black peach aphid

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

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

- 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.

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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