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

Aphis pomi remains on apple where colonies develop on the young shoots. In the year of low aphid densities, predator and prey dynamics appeared uncoupled, and other predators such as mirids may have been more important.

Israel Journal of Entomology High densities of A. Byulleten’ Glavnogo Botanicheskogo Sada, No. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. The dynamics of Aphis pomi De Geer Homoptera: February 16, ; Published: Studies have shown that direct feeding reduces chlorophyll content and photosynthesis of apple leaves Kaakeh et al. Aphididae and its predator, Aphidoletes aphidimyza Rondani Diptera: It causes most damage in apple orchards in the spring, when the flower buds are opening.


Biology of the green apple aphid in Lithuania. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. Aphids on world plants. Israel Ministry of Agriculture, Extension Service.

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The pest also transmits a plant virus. First report of Xiphinema rivesi Dalmasso, on citrus in northern Egypt.

Aphis pomi (Apple aphid): identification, images, ecology, control

CIE, ; Olszak, In the year before the experiment, Dysaphis plantaginea and Aphis apjis and aphidophagous predators were homogenously distributed in the orchard.

The cecidomyiid larvae see picture below were responsible for a high level of mortality among the aphid population and a dramatic decline in infestation. Supervised and integrated pest control in the Netherlands. Effect of Aphis spiraecola and A.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Selected weeds were used to attract predators such as anthocorid bugs pahis in the picture above. Aphid species Aphis pomi de Geer, is oligophagous on pomoideous host plants, whilst Aphis spiraecola Patch, is a polyphagous species alternating between Spiraea spp. High densities in spring can disfigure fruit.


These aphids are all viviparous females and give birth to other wingless aphids by parthenogenesis.

Planting or leaving weed strips between apple rows encourages the populations of the generalist natural enemies of the apple aphid, such as predatory ChrysopidaeCecidomyiidaeCoccinellidae aphid, Hemiptera and Syrphidaeas well as spiders. De Geer Size Apterae 1. Morphology and biology of the green apple aphis.

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