N. bakeri

Nearctaphis bakeri (Cowen, 1895)

Clover aphid

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1.5-2.1 mm.
Apterous: dark green to orangey pink with small black spots on abdomen.
Alate: dark green to orangey pink, abdomen with dark patch roughly square, antennae medium-length, cornicles short, conical and pigmented like the patch, cauda short.

Monoecious holocyclic in its region of origin (North America).
Anholocyclic on red clover in France.

Fabaceae: Trifolium pratense (red clover), Medicago (lucerne), Melilotus (melilot)...

Species detected in France in 1965 (Leclant).
N. bakeri occurs in southern France but can be observed occasionally elsewhere.

N. bakeri colonizes all the green parts of the plant. It forms sleeves around stems and petioles sheltering between the stipules or at base of the inflorescence which dries out.

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