C. hippophaes

Capitophorus hippophaes (Walker, 1852)

Polygonium aphid
Capitophorus hippophaes : nymphes
Capitophorus hippophaes : adultes ailés
Capitophorus hippophaes : colonie

Morphological characteristics

2 mm.
Apterous: pale green to yellowish.
Alate: green with a dark dorsal patch, antennae fine with processus terminalis long, cornicles swollen and slightly pigmented, cauda short.

Life cycles

Dioecious holocyclic with certain populations anholocyclic.

Host plants

Primary hosts: Hippophae (sea buckthorn) and Elaeagnus (oleaster)
Secondary hosts: Polygonum spp. (knotweed)

Modification date: 06 May 2024 | Publication date: 29 September 2010 | By: Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet