Aphids and their environment

Aphids and their environment

Aphids are at the centre of an ecosystem with high biological diversity. The high density of their colonies makes them a target as fodder species used as food by many natural enemies, predators or parasites. Studies on interactions between the aphids and their environment is essential if we are to develop control-strategy alternatives to chemical methods.

pucerons et milieu

Aphids, at the heart
of a highly biodiverse ecosystem 

The parasitoid Aphidius colemani 
can lay up to 300 eggs

The  ladybird Hippodamia variegata
can eat several hundred
aphids

Erynia neoaphidis cause
 epizootics 

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 01 March 2010 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet