Common Maple Aphid - Periphyllus testudinaceus

    Description

    In the winged form of this aphid (alate) the pterostigma on the wing is brown, rather than black.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Associated with various maple species.

    When to see it

    Spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread but under recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map