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Brachycaudus prunicola (Kaltenbach)
Appelia prunicola Kaltenbach, Appelia schwartzi BŲrner

Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .

Brown peach aphid, Almond aphid

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


[R]Description
Adult: 2 mm long; head and thorax shiny black; abdomen orange-brown; antennae shorter than body.

[R]Biology
Host-plant: this aphid develops typically on peach (*) .

[R]Life Cycle
Eggs hatch in the early spring as soon as bud-burst begins. Dense colonies occur on the underside of leaves, ants protecting colonies against natural enemies. This species is non-migratory and overwinters in the egg stage, eggs being laid near buds. Apterous females in meridional regions may overwinter incracks on bark of the main branches of peach.

[R]Damage
Affected leaves become severely curled and growth of shoots is greatly hindered (*) .


[R]Common Names
DE: Pfirsichblattlaus ES: Pulgon pardo del melocotonero, FR: Puceron brun du pÍcher, Puceron brun du prunier IT: Afide bruno del susino PT: Piolho castanho da ameixeira GB: Brown peach aphid, Almond aphid

[R] Images

  1. Brachycaudus persicae (Passerini) (Leclant F. / ENSA Montpellier)
    Damage on peach
  2. Brachycaudus persicae (Passerini) (Leclant F. / ENSA Montpellier)
    Damage on peach

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