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Hyperomyzus lactucae (L.)
Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae .

Currant-sowthistle aphid

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


[R]Description
Adult: 1.8-2.0 mm long; yellowish-green and shiny; antennae green; siphunculi green, distinctly swollen towards the middle and reticulate towards the apex; cauda green.

[R]Biology
A heteroecious aphid with currant and black currant as primary hosts and sowthistle (Sonchus) and lettuce as secondary hosts.

[R]Life Cycle
Migration to secondary hosts occurs in the summer.

[R]Damage
Feeding by fundatrigeniae cause the margins of leaves of black currant and currant bush to turn downwards, the laminae becoming striped locally with yellow.


[R]Common Names
DE: Gänsedistelblattlaus ES: Pulgón del grosellero FR: Puceron des feuilles du groseillier et de la laitue IT: Afide giallastro della lattuga PT: Piolho da alface GB: Currant-sowthistle aphid