Hayhurstia atriplicis

    Description

    The green waxy 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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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