Identification file

Identification file

Eriosoma lanigerum (Hausmann, 1802)

1.2-2.6 mm                         

Apterous: crimsony brown, covered with a mass of white wooly wax
Frons flat
Antennae very short (1/5 length of body), finishing with processus terminalis also very short (1)
Abdomen globular, without pigmentation but with presence of wax-gland plates
Cornicles reduced to a pore (sclerotized ring) (2)
Cauda half-moon shaped although hardly visible (3)

Eriosoma lanigerum : fiche d'identification

Eriosoma lanigerum © Encyclop'Aphid

Alate:  brown, chestnut
Frons flat or slightly bulging
Antennae shorter than half length of body (1), rhinaria present on III, IV and V characterized by their flattened  form which gives the antenna a pile-of-plates aspect (2)
Abdomen with narrow transverse stripes that may be reduced to punctuations
Cornicles reduced to a pore
Cauda half-moon shaped but hardly visible
Wings with medial vein once-branched (3)

Species file

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 03 June 2015 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet