A. ruborum

Aphis ruborum Börner, 1932

Small bramble aphid

Morphological characters

1.2-2.0 mm.
Apterous: small aphid, dark bluey green in spring to greenish yellow in summer.
Alate: dark with cornicles straight and black and cauda black.

See identification file

Life cycles

Monoecious holocyclic with males apterous or alate

Host plants

Rubus fructicosus (blackberry)

Particular characteristics

Aphis ruborum forms dense dark green or blue-green colonies on young shoots

Agronomic impact

Natural enemies

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Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 11 July 2012 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet