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