Lupin Aphid - Macrosiphum albifrons

    Description

    It has a bluish-green body covered with a white wax. Its large size (3.5 to 4.5 mm) makes it easily distinguishable from other aphid species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Lives, as itscommon name suggests, on lupin.

    When to see it

    Summer.

    UK Status

    Probably fairly frequent and widespread, but little recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Thought to be fairly frequent 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