Preferred Scientific Name; Aphis pomi. Preferred Common Name; apple aphid. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota; Kingdom: Metazoa. back to HYPP Zoology home page. Aphis pomi de Geer Aphis mali F., Aphidula pomi, Doralis pomi. Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae. On apple and other fruit trees, A. pomi causes loose or slight curling of leaves. Aphids colonize young growth and are generally restricted to the tips of young.

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Aphis pomi

A comparison of DNA barcoding with classic method in diagnosis five of aphid species on pome fruit trees in Mashhad. Increased population of the aphid Aphis pomi at a motorway: Aphids on world plants. Ants are often present among the colonies, feeding on the honeydew secreted by the aphids. Grafiche Leardini, Verona, pp Blackman R. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. De Groene appeltakluis, Aphis pomi Geer, en haar parasietencomplex.

Alate females are mostly black, with a greenish abdomen; otherwise they are similar to the apterae.

During flowering of weeds more aphidophagous predators were observed on the apple trees within the strip-sown area than in the control area.

Aphididaeon apple. High densities in spring can disfigure fruit.

Any errors in identification or information are ours alone, and we would be very grateful sphis any corrections. Coexistence between species can be very intimate as in the picture below where an Aphis pomi fundatrix is living in the midst of a Pom plantaginea colony.


Environmental Entomology, 15 6: The method of counting the number of aphids on the most infested leaf provided the most accurate assessment of aphid density, but it required the most effort.

The presence of the ants is beneficial to the aphids as the ants deter and remove predators that might feed on the aphids; these include the larvae of the midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza and parasitoids which lay their eggs in the aphid nymphs. Population structure of Aphis spiraecola Hemiptera: Aphidoletes aphidimyza tended to aggregate oviposition in high-density aphid colonies, but this aggregation resulted in predation that was only very weakly spatially density dependent.

One COI haplotype of A. Aphis pomi has been recorded on 24 species of the Malus genus. The colony see picture below was again attended by Formica rufa.

apple aphid (Aphis pomi)

February 16, ; Published: The defence of fruit trees in Albania: Palmer, ; CIE, Both species of aphids were significantly less abundant in the area with weed strips than in the control area during the period. Ciglar and Baric, Chrysopidae for control of the green apple aphid, Aphis pomi Degeer Homoptera: The most important pests of apple and pear trees. The length of the female body is 1. Ecological Entomology 35 2 In our experience Formica ants provide a better level of protection to aphids than Lasius niger ants, at least against predators, and we have found some very large colonies of Aphis pomi in these situations.

Aphididae on apples in south central Washington. Title Adult Caption Slide preparation of adult; aptera, under microscope, with lateral tubercules on segments of the abdomen.


Springer, New York, pp Jaskiewicz B. Title Colony Caption Adult and nymphs on apple leaf stem. Journal of Applied Entomology Aphididae and its predator, Aphidoletes aphidimyza Rondani Diptera: Annotated list of aphids Aphidoidea in Israel.

Pests of Fruit Crops: Prior poim by the pear lace bug, the tingid Stephanitis pyri Fabriciushinder the settlement of A.

Molecular evolutionary genetics analysis using maximum likelihood, evolutionary distance, and maximum parsimony methods. Aphidiidae implicated in biological aphiw of apple aphid Homoptera: Consequently, early season aphid damage occurred before the appearance of the predators. Hirschfeld Press, Denver, pp Patch E. Most of the colonies we have found have been ant attended, which may explain why we have found rather few instances of predators attacking Aphis pomi.

Aphididae on pear trees in China identified using microsatellites.

Aphus and Kanygina, The aphids usually live on the same host throughout the year autoeciousoverwintering as eggs placed on apple branches.

Importance of early arrival of pkmi Harmonia axyridis for control of Aphis spiraecola on apple. Aphids on the World’s Crops: First record of the adventive oriental aphid Schizaphis piricola Matsumura, Hemiptera, Aphididae in Europe. Selected weeds were used to attract predators such as anthocorid bugs shown in the picture above. Allozyme variation, population structure, and sibling species in Aphis pomi.

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