Hayhurstia atriplicis

Alternative names
Chenopodium aphid
Description

The aphid Hayhurstia atriplicis galls the leaves of Fat-hen and Orache, rolling the leaves or bracteoles upwards along the midrib, often several leaves affected.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Wherever the host plants occur – often on waste ground or disturbed soil.

When to see it

The galls may be found when the host plants are in leaf.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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