Downy Birch Aphid - Euceraphis punctipennis

    Description

    One of the larger aphids and has a pale green body, lightly dusted with bluish wax particles, membranous wings and long legs.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Around areas with Downy Birch.

    When to see it

    Summer.

    Life History

    Found living on downy birch trees (Betula pubescens) where they feed and multiply on the buds and leaves by sucking sap.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but under recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map