A. subterranea

Anuraphis subterranea (Walker, 1852)

Pear-hogweed aphid

Morphological characters

2-3.4 mm.
Apterous: brown, light green or pale pink, antennae, legs, cornicles, cauda dark, dark stripes at the level of cornicles, abdominal and marginal sclerites.
Alate: antennae medium-sized; black, dark patch at tip of abdomen, cornicles short and black, cauda short, triangular and black.

Life cycles

Dioecious holocyclic.

Hosts plants

Primary hosts : Pyrus communis (pear).
Secondary hosts : Umbelliferae : Pastinaca (parsnips), Heracleum (hogweed).

Particular characteristics

This species is visited by ants.

Agronomic impact

A. subterranea induces leaf-roll and fall of leaves on its primary host, the pear tree.

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 20 September 2010 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet