Identity. Top of page. Preferred Scientific Name. Hyalopterus pruni (Geoffroy) Preferred Common Name. mealy plum aphid. Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order? Please see our brief essay. Additional Information. Encyclopedia of Life. Hyalopterus pruni. back to HYPP Zoology home page. Hyalopterus pruni (Geoffroy) Hyalopterus arundinis (F.) Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae.

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The main summer host is the common reed Phragmites australisalthough it has been recorded on other grasses.

Mealy Plum Aphid (Hyalopterus pruni) ยท

Tests of pesticides Vol. They hatch in April, usually by the white bud stage on plum. They sit quietly within the aphid colony, occasionally consuming an aphid, but cause little defensive reaction among the aphids – or disruption of the colony. Title Infestation of mealy plum aphid. Potato Research, 30 2: Almost cosmopolitan; Hyaalopterus Map This aphid was coated with a white powder.

Hyalopterus pruni

Stoetzel and Miller, These supplement the part of the population that has remained on plum all hyaloptterus. It is usually pale green with a fine darker green mottlingcovered with wax meal see first picture below.


The plant lice, or Aphiidae, of Illinois. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. The aphid thus undergoes two concurrent cycles, one parthenogenetic on reed, the other a sexual cycle on Rosaceae.

The image below shows a mummy of Hyalopterus pruni parasitized by the braconid Praon volucrethe dominant parasitoid of this species in Europe.

The eggs hatch in the following spring and the resultant females reproduce by viviparous parthenogenesis until prunj summer. Principal insects liable to be distributed on nursery stock. Biology of the mealy plum aphid, Hyalopterus pruni Geoffroy. This was the earliest use of a binomial name for this species, according to Hottes.

Biosystematic studies on the Aphidiidae of Israel Hymenoptera: Don’t need the entire report? Les insectes nuisables des vergers et de la vigne Natural enemies Predators and parasitoids attack the mealy plum aphid on both its winter and summer host.

Mohamad and Al-Mallah, Correlation between migration of aphid vector and natural spread of plum pox virus. Synonomy of some Aphididae. Generic classification of the hemipterous family Aphididae.


Gaborjanyi R; Basky S, Enter Search Terms Search. XVIth International Symposium on fruit tree virus diseases.

As on Prunushigh numbers can build up on Phragmites in summer. California green lacewing fly. Aphididae by hyalopteru of Allothrombium triticium Zhang, Acarina: Note the mites are true parasites rather than parasitoids as they do not invariably kill the host. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control Aphids – Pterocommatinae and Aphidinae Aphidini. Doin and C le Paris [49] Passerini G. This is a specific adaptation to the unsaturated colour of the leaves of Phragmites.

Royal Entomological Society of London. The two haplotypes of Phragmites australis have each recently been accorded subspecific status. New York State Agr. Published by author, Wye Court, Wye, England. The antennae are quite short, between 0.

Schliephake E; Karl E, Mass attack of Phragmites australis by Hyalopterus pruni Homoptera, Aphididae: