M. certus

Myzus (Nectarosiphon) certus (Walker, 1849)

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1.6-2.3 mm.
Apterous: small, reddish to blackish red with shades of brown between.
Alate: large dark dorsal patch on abdomen, marginal sclerites and ventral patches dark arranged in pairs, antennae same length as body, cornicles long, dark and slightly swollen, cauda medium length.

Monoecious holocyclic.
Anholocyclic in the temperate zones.

Caryophyllaceae and Violaceae.

Confusion possible with Myzus persicae.
M.certus does not occur on potato.

M. certus causes direct damage in the form of leaf rolling.

Predators

Parasitoids

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 04 October 2010 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet