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Encyclop'Aphid : l'encyclopédie des pucerons

Encyclop'APHID

Visual identification for frequent aphids on Asteraceae

Identification from photos, click on the name to access identification file

Below you will find the Frequent Aphids for the different crops of Asteraceae.

Sunflower

Aulacorthum solani

abdomen glossy, green to yellowish green with one dark spot at base of cornicles

Aulacorthum solani : adulte aptère
Aulacorthum solani : adulte ailé
Aulacorthum solani : adulte aptère et larves

Brachycaudus helichrysi

yellowish green, glossy with small conical cornicles 

Brachycaudus helichrysi : adulte aptère
Brachycaudus helichrysi : adulte ailé
Brachycaudus helichrysi : colonie

Macrosiphum euphorbiae

large, green or pink, ovoid

Macrosiphum euphorbiae : adulte aptère vert et sa colonie
Macrosiphum euphorbiae : adulte ailé
Macrosiphum euphorbiae : colonie rose

Myzus persicae

yellowish to green except future alates (or nymphs) in pink tone

Myzus persicae : adulte aptère
Myzus persicae : adulte ailé
Myzus persicae : nymphe rose au milieu de la colonie

Trama spp

on roots, large bulky aphid whitish, legs very long 

Trama (Neotrama) caudata : adulte aptère
Trama (Neotrama) caudata : colonie sur racine
Lettuce, chicory and endive

Aulacorthum solani

abdomen glossy, green to yellowish green with one dark spot at base of cornicles

Aulacorthum solani : adulte aptère
Aulacorthum solani : adulte ailé
Aulacorthum solani : adulte aptère et larves

Hyperomyzus lactucae

green with cornicles swollen and alate with dorsal patch

Hyperomyzus lactucae : adulte aptère et larviposition
Hyperomyzus lactucae : adulte ailé
Hyperomyzus lactucae : colonie

Macrosiphum euphorbiae

large, green or pink, ovoid

Macrosiphum euphorbiae : adulte aptère vert et sa colonie
Macrosiphum euphorbiae : adulte ailé
Macrosiphum euphorbiae : colonie rose

Myzus persicae

jyellowish to green except future alates (or nymphs) coloured pink 

Myzus persicae : adulte aptère
Myzus persicae : adulte ailé
Myzus persicae : nymphe rose au milieu de la colonie

Nasonovia ribisnigri

yellowish to greenish, glossy

Nasonovia ribisnigri : adulte aptère
Nasonovia ribisnigri : adulte ailé
Nasonovia ribisnigri : colonie

Pemphigus bursarius

greenish yellow, emitting waxy secretion as fine fluffy filaments that can cover the aphid

Pemphigus spp : colonie
Pemphigus bursarius : adulte ailé
Pemphigus bursarius : colonie sur racines

Trama spp

on roots, large bulky aphid whitish with legs very long 

Trama (Neotrama) caudata : adulte aptère
Trama (Neotrama) caudata : colonie sur racine
Artichoke, salsify, black salsify 

Aphis fabae

matt black colony with individuals (nymphs or future alates) showing  waxy white stripes 

Aphis fabae : adulte aptère et larves
Aphis fabae, adulte ailé
Aphis fabae, nymphes stade 3 et 4

Brachycaudus cardui

apterous: greenish, rounded, bulging dorsally with broad discal patch brown and glossy

alate: with abdominal patch 

Brachycaudus cardui : adulte aptère
Brachycaudus cardui : adulte ailé
Brachycaudus cardui : adulte aptère et larves

Brachycaudus helichrysi

yellowish green glossy with small conical cornicles 

Brachycaudus helichrysi : adulte aptère
Brachycaudus helichrysi : adulte ailé
Brachycaudus helichrysi : colonie

Capitophorus horni

green with long cornicles fine and light-coloured

Capitophorus horni, adulte aptère
Capitophorus horni, adulte ailé
Capitophorus horni, nymphes

Trama spp

on roots, very large aphid whitish with very long legs

Trama (Neotrama) caudata : adulte aptère
Trama (Neotrama) caudata : colonie sur racine

See identification key