Elder Aphid - Aphis sambuci

    Description

    A variable species, but the usual form is dark grey marked with white.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually found on Elder but has used a number of other plants.

    When to see it

    Summer.

    Life History

    Large colonies often form on the stems of Elder.

    UK Status

    Thought to be widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, but it is little recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Thought to be widespread and fairly frequent in our area, but it is little recorded 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