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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Aphid control in apple orchards. Role of ants in structuring the aphid community on apple. The level of infestation was only related to yield for one of the two apple varieties.

Aphid Ecology An optimization approach: The feeding of A. Aphididae on pear trees in China identified using microsatellites.

The length of the female body is 1. Trees in the clover-grass treatment had total seasonal aphid and predator densities more than fourfold lower than trees in the other treatments.

Aphids colonize young growth and are generally restricted to the tips of young shoots. The alate abdomen is green, usually with 3 pairs of weakly pigmented black lateral circular spots on the anterior abdominal segments, and a semicircular spot in front of and behind each siphunculus.


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

Aphids of the Rocky Mountain Region. Best results in fruit-bearing orchards can be obtained when the trees are sprayed prior to blooming; seedlings should be treated when are seen per terminal branch. During flowering of weeds more aphidophagous predators were observed on the apple trees within the strip-sown area than in the control area.

De Geer Size Apterae 1. Similarly the picture below shows several mature Aphis pomi amongst young nymphs of Eriosoma lanigerum.

Phylogeny and historical biogeography of New Zealand indigenous Aphidini aphids Hemiptera, Aphididae: Some observations on the incidence of arthropod natural enemies of Aphis pomi DeGeer Homoptera: They found it was neutral as a probing stimulus to Aphis pomian apple feeder, but was a probing deterrent to the non-apple feeding aphids.

Great Lakes Entomologist, 25 1: Chrysopidae for control of the green apple aphid, Aphis pomi Degeer Homoptera: However, in a manipulative experiment, populations of Aphis spp.

The green apple aphid does not host alternate. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Aphis pomi

The length of ultimate rostral segment appeared to be the most reliable morphological character for discrimination between apple and spirea aphid species. Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information.


In the year of low aphid densities, predator and prey dynamics appeared uncoupled, and other predators such as mirids may have been more important. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

The aphid occasionally feeds on immature apples, which then become malformed. Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Chrysopidae for control of the green apple aphid, Aphis pomi DeGeer Homoptera: Coexistence between species can be very intimate as in the picture below where an Aphis pomi fundatrix is living in the midst of a Dysaphis plantaginea colony.

Stoetzel and Hilburn, Dostizheniya nauki – v praktiku: February 16, ; Published: