Italian Alder Aphid - Crypturaphis grassi

    Description

    Crypturaphis grassi is a monophagous species of aphid feeding solely on Italian Alder (Alnus cordata).

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On Italian Alder (Alnus cordata).

    When to see it

    When Italian Alder (Alnus cordata) is in leaf.

    UK Status

    Native to southern Italy and Corsica and ?rst recorded in the UK in 1998 its true status is not yet known but it seems likely that the species may occur wherever the host tree is found.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map