Hellebore aphid - Macrosiphum hellebori

    Description

    A largely pale green aphid around 3 mm long with black bands above the 'knees' and dark 'feet'.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Infests the flowers and foliage of hellebores.

    When to see it

    Spring.

    Life History

    A sap feeding aphid and one of the most important pests of hellebores.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain and fairly frequent in areas where the host plants are found.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in areas where the host plants are found 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