Identity. Top of page. Preferred Scientific Name. Hyalopterus pruni (Geoffroy) Preferred Common Name. mealy plum aphid. Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order? Please see our brief essay. Additional Information. Encyclopedia of Life. Hyalopterus pruni. back to HYPP Zoology home page. Hyalopterus pruni (Geoffroy) Hyalopterus arundinis (F.) Insecta, Homoptera, Aphididae.

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Also in this issue: This species is ‘weak’ vector of Plum pox potyvirus. Monograph of British aphides Vol. This was the earliest use of a binomial name for this species, according to Hottes.

Hyalopterus pruni (Mealy Plum Aphid): identification, images, ecology:

Aphididae in Mosul region – Iraq. Biological control of almond aphids in the Saiss region. Bulletin OEPP, 24 3: Several endoparasitoids of the family Aphidiidae attack the pest, of which Aphidius colemani Viereck is the more common.

We have found sexuales being produced on the secondary host well into October as shown in the picture below. The mated pryni then lay eggs on the trunks and branches of the primary host.

Netherlands Journal of Plant Pathology, 96 4: Susceptible cultivars should be monitored with sex- pheromone traps for aphid presence, from early spring and on. Barba M, Hadidi A, eds. Hyalopterus pruni is cosmopolitan, but may have geographical races or subspecies. Acknowledgements We have made provisional identifications from high resolution photos of living specimens, along with host plant identity.


Beobachtung des Blattlausfluges mittels Saugfalle. The mealy plum aphid host alternates between its winter host – Prunus species mainly plum but also especially apricot, and perhaps peach or almond and its summer host – mainly reeds Phragmitesbut also giant cane Arundo donax and some other wetland grasses.

The scientific name of this species has been changed repeatedly; in fact, if each of the following authors is recognized, the status of the name has been changed twenty-one times, in the course of which the species has been described eight times as new.

Biology, images, analysis, design This aphid is a serious pest of dried plums in California. Fauna and associations of aphid parasitoids in an up-dated farmland area Czech Republic.

Woolly aphids of the elm. Ant attendance We have found no evidence of active ant attendance of Hyalopterus pruni in the sense of ants antennating the aphid to induce the excretion of more honeydewbut ants do sometimes visit colonies to collect glean honeydew from the leaves. Colonizing aphid species and their seasonal fluctuations on hyzlopterus fruit trees in Suweon. A few orchard plant lice. Predators and parasites of Hyalopterus pruni and Hyalopterus amygdali populations living on peach, plum and reed.


Infested trees are contaminated by the abundant honeydew and the subsequent sootymold.

Blattlaus, Mehlige Pflaumen- Israel: Experiments with Mission olives indicate loss of leaves may be one cause of poor flower development New spinach immune to prni Life history and habits of the mealy plum aphis.

The insect and other allied pests of orchard, bush, and hothouse fruits Not only is it a pest on plum, but there is also concern about its effects on its summer host Phragmites australis the common reed. Synopsis of the Aphididae of Minnesota.

Hyalopterus pruni

Observations on the control of Eriosoma lanigerum Hausm and other aphids. XVIth International Symposium on fruit tree virus diseases. Barley yellow dwarf viruses in, and aphids on, grasses including cereals in Tasmania. On the summer host the species exhibits colour polymorphism, with two colour forms – green and dark red. Growth Stages Top of page Vegetative growing stage.

Descriptions, enemies and treatment.

Handbooks for the identification of British insects.