Rosy Leaf-curling Aphid agg. - Dysaphis devecta agg.

Description

The Dysaphis devecta species group includes three species: D. devecta, D. anthrisci and D. chaerophylli. All members of the D. devecta group roll the edges of apple leaves and turn them red to produce a characteristic gall.

Identification difficulty

when recorded as an aggregate

Recording advice

Please provide good quality images and state the host species when recording.

Habitat

Galls may occur wherever the host species are found.

When to see it

Galls may be found when the host species are in leaf.

Life History

Dysaphis devecta does not host alternate but remains on Apple throughout the year.  D. anthrisci host alternates between Apple and Cow Parsley and D. chaerophylli host alternates between Apple and the leaf bases of various Chaerophyllum species.

UK Status

Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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