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Aphis spiraecola. is a nearly worldwide and highly polyphagous aphid species. Common names. Spirea aphid, Green citrus aphid. Distribution. This aphid is. Aphis spiraecola Patch, green citrus aphid, spirea aphid. polyphagous. parasite. Apterae mm, bright greenish yellow to apple green with brown head . Page 1 of FERA – UK PRA for Aphis spiraecola. Rapid Pest Risk Analysis ( PRA) for. Aphis spiraecola. STAGE 1: INITIATION. 1. What is the name of the pest ?.

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Naidu, ; Lyla et al. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 93 4: Timing of the overwintered egg hatch differed between populations on citrus and Spiraea; a difference which was apparently genetically determined.

It is very similar to Aphelinus gossypii, and Evans et al. Virus Research, 1: It is of particular economic significance in young citrus orchards and on soft-skinned citrus varieties Miller, ; Barbagallo, Hille Ris Lambers D, Aphis spiraecola Spirea aphid ; spiraecooa on Spirea twig. Biljni Lekar Plant Doctor37 1: Pest-control experiments on cucumber and gherkin in Suriname. In apple, the undersides of leaves need to be inspected for the presence of aphids.

Plant Pathology, 28 3: Contribution to the knowledge of the aphid fauna Sternorrhyncha: Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page A. The consequences of a secondary, autumnal peak in pest outbreak are usually less severe. Journal of Economic Entomology, 88 4: Aphids of economic importance in India.


Aphids feed on young buds, shoots and leaves of host plants Blackman and Eastop, For example, Furk described A. The aphid cannot feed on citrus leaves that become hardened after the first growth aphks.

Qin described the mass rearing of insects, including the anthocorid Orius minutus, for release against A. It has a preference for ovipositing in A.

Spirea Aphid (Aphis spiraecola)

Lysiphlebus testaceipes and Trioxys angelicae [Binodoxys angelicae] are recorded parasitoids of A. Alatae have a dark-brown head and thorax, and a yellowish-green siraecola with dusky lateral patches on each segment Blackman and Eastop, Rasheva D; Andreev R, Revista de la Sociedad Entomologica Argentina, 47 Aphis spiraecola Patch Homoptera: Manejo Integrado de Plagas, No.

Title Adult Caption Aphis spiraecola Spirea aphid ; adult, female vivipara.

Relation between ants and aphids in a citrus orchard. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, In hot weather, nymphs can grow into adults within days, leading to rapid population growth. Vienna, 8thth October Trioxys angelicae can complete its development in A.

Aphis spiraecola (Spirea aphid)

Survey of flying viruliferous aphid species and population build-up of Aphis glycines Matsumura in soybean fields. IPM Programmes Harmonia axyridis is the major natural enemy controlling aphid numbers in integrated pest management programmes in citrus in the Korean Republic, and Cho et al. In the Middle east tis pest reproduces only by viviparous parthenogenesiseach female giving birth to about 60 progeny when feeding on citrus foliage.

Host plant range is large and many wild species can act as reservoirs for crop infestation. Integrated control of citrus pests in Israel. For wild oviparae, collected from an apple orchard and a Spiraea arboretum in Korea, the ratio between the two components was around 2: This confusion does not occur on citrus.


On aphhis Aphis spiraecola has displaced Aphis pomi De Geer as the dominant aphid on its leaves. Acta Agriculturae Universitatis Henanensis, 31 2: Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France, 28 apnis Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 89 2: Aphididae on the growth of young apple trees.

Aphis spiraecola

Primary winter hosts are Spiraea spp. Journal of Applied Entomology, 1: Acta Entomologica Slovenica, 16 1: In Japan, aphiis Spiraea and Citrus are recorded primary hosts Komazaki et al.

However, it is not currently listed by the IUCN as a quarantine pest and is not on any related ‘alert lists’ of invasive species.

During such events the aphids move from the newly-growing, external parts of the trees to its central area, spiaecola dropping to the ground and dying there. Cole described two significant predators on Spiraea in Florida, USA, the coccinellid Scymnus cervicalis and the agromyzid Leucopis americana, and a number of predators on citrus, most importantly Olla oculata, Hippodamia covergens and two syrphid species in the genus Baccha.