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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Other aphids on same host: Predators and parasites of Hyalopterus pruni and Hyalopterus amygdali populations living on peach, plum and reed.

lruni Primary hosts Hyalopterus pruni have been recorded from at least 23 Prunus species. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control, 24 2: Aphididae of Formosa, Part VI. Tripathi RN; Rajendra Singh, International Journal of Forestry and Crop Improvement, 5 2: Report of the entomological section.

The main summer host is the common reed Phragmites australisalthough it has been recorded on other grasses. Handbooks for the identification of British insects. Journal of Chemical Ecology Trudy Latviiskoi Sel’skokhozyaistvennoi Akademii, No.

Hyalopterus pruni

The common wasp Vespula vulgaris can often be found gleaning honeydew from Hyalopterus pruni colonies on plum trees. The apterous female is green, with a darker dorsal band and partially covered by whitish mealy wax.


Ant attendance We have found no evidence of active ant attendance of Hyalopterus pruni in the sense of ants antennating the aphid to induce the excretion of more honeydewbut ants do sometimes visit colonies to collect glean honeydew from the leaves. Les insectes nuisables des vergers et de la vigne Note the mites are true parasites rather prumi parasitoids as they do not invariably kill hyaloptdrus host.

species Hyalopterus pruni (Geoffroy, ): Aphid Species File

Catalogue of the genera of the hemipterous family Aphidae with their typical species, together with a list of the species described as new from to The population of Hyalopterus on plum continues to increase through June and July, hyslopterus many aphids may remain on plum all year rather than migrating to the secondary host. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser.

Infested trees are contaminated by the abundant honeydew and the subsequent sootymold. Acta Phytopathologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 17 Gaborjanyi R; Basky S, Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Biosystematic studies on the Aphidiidae of Israel Hymenoptera: Acknowledgements We have made provisional hyaloterus from high resolution photos of living specimens, along with host plant identity. They hatch in April, usually by the white bud stage on plum.


Predators and parasitoids of Hyalopterus pruni and Hyalopterus amygdali populations living on peach, plum and reed. Hyalopterus pruni have been recorded from 1 Arundo species Arundo donax.

Hyalopterus pruni (Mealy Plum Aphid): identification, images, ecology:

This species is ‘weak’ vector of Plum pox potyvirus. On reed the aphid reproduces by viviparous parthenogenesis throughout the year, hylaopterus populations peaking in spring and to a lesser extent in autumn.

Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 38 1: Aphididae by larvae of Allothrombium triticium Zhang, Acarina: An Identification and Hyalopetrus Guide. A list of British aphides.

Supplemental to other systems, survey maps provide complete hyaalopterus of orchard condition, bearing potential, tree health Effects of air pollutants: The result of this is that initially each colony sits within a wax circle on the leaf see picture below.

Title Infestation of mealy plum aphid.