Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .
Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images
- Host-plants: currant and black currant.
- The eggs hatch in April and give rise to fundatrices which settle on the underside of leaves to feed, blisters appearing on the upper surface.
- This species survives on Ribes. Some individuals migrate to dead-nettle (Lamium maculatum, L. amplexicaule) and Stachys (S. sylvatica, S. arvensis, S. palustris).
Bites cause blisters or pseudo-galls to form on the leaves, which then take on a very characteristic wine-red coloration (*) . Damage may extend throughout a whole plantation and hinder the development of bushes.
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