Pemphigus spyrothecae


Pemphigus spyrothecae is an aphid that causes galls to form in the leaf petioles of its host trees. The galls are seen more often than the aphid.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall


Anywhere that poplar trees are present.

When to see it

Galls from June to late autumn.

Life History

It is an aphid that lives in colonies and soldier aphids tend to be located near to the opening of the gall to defend it from predators.

UK Status

Widespread and thought to be fairly frequent in England.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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