Spindle Aphid - Aphis euonymi
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.
Found on Spindle.
Summer is the peak time.
The spindle aphid does not host alternate. It feeds on spindle (Euonymus europaeus).
Probably fairly frequent in Britain, but very under recorded so true status is difficult to determine.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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