Spindle Aphid - Aphis euonymi

Description

A reddish to chocolate brown aphid, often with transverse bars of wax dust on anterior abdominal tergites. The body length of apterae is 1.7 to 2.9 mm.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found on Spindle.

When to see it

Summer is the peak time.

Life History

The spindle aphid does not host alternate. It feeds on spindle (Euonymus europaeus).

UK Status

Probably fairly frequent in Britain, but very under recorded so true status is difficult to determine.

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