Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .
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- Host-plants: peach, almond, cherry, apricot.
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.
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