Brachycaudus helichrysi aphids cause galls on various Prunus species (primary host) causing the leaves to become rolled up tightly in spring. Aphids 2 mm, greenish, yellowish or brownish, somewhat waxy; siphunculi very short; antennae shorter than the body with a darkened tip. The secondary hosts are usually Asteraceae and Boraginaceae.
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Galls may most easily be seen on various Prunus species.
Galls may be seen when the host species are in leaf.
True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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