L. pallipes

Lachnus pallipes (Hartig, 1841)

Variegated beech aphid

Morphological characters

3.0-4.5 mm.
Apterous: pear-shaped, dark brown to bronze, glossy, with cornicles reduced to a dark raised pore, cauda short
Alate: dark brown, forewings pigmented with broad spots, antennae short with processus terminalis very short, cornicles and cauda short as in apterous.

See identitication file

Life cycles

Monoecious holocyclic : Oviparous females appear in autumn. The males are alate. After mating, the eggs are laid in a dense bunch around the branches. Hatching takes place in spring.

Host plants

Quercus spp., oak, Fagus sylvatica, beech

Particular characteristics

These are highly mobile species, visited by ants

Agronomic impact

Natural enemies

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Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 08 December 2016 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet