Pemphigus spyrothecae

    Description

    Pemphigus spyrothecae is an aphid that causes galls to form in the leaf petioles of its host trees. The galls are seen more often than the aphid.

    Habitat

    Anywhere that poplar trees are present.

    When to see it

    Galls from June to late autumn.

    Life History

    It is an aphid that lives in colonies and soldier aphids tend to be located near to the opening of the gall to defend it from predators.

    UK Status

    Widespread and thought to be fairly frequent in England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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