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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map