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Aphid (Anoecia sp.)

Observed: 4th September 2010 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in Invertebrates
Aphid indet 47
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ID'ed by chrisbrooks

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MickETalbot's picture

Thanks Alan,

but have you seen this Anoecia corni, it looks spot on to me, and this Nature Spot it has a good match too.

Alan Thornhill's picture

There are other Anoecia

There are other Anoecia species (e.g. vagans) and, from what I can remember, they're not easy to tell apart.

MickETalbot's picture

Thanks Alan, Noted, however I

Thanks Alan,
Noted, however I took the ID suggested by Chris Brooks, after showing him a link I thought confirmed his suggestion. I will be on the look out for more Anoecia species images. Anon...

MickETalbot's picture

Host/s

for A. vagrans is Cornus sanguinea, for A. corni is Cornus mas. I am sure you will find this link interesting, the seasonal change in vagrans especially so.
http://www.aphidsonworldsplants.info/x_APHIDS_A.htm#Anoecia

As for the shrubs, I have what I think is C. mas, a small stand of 6 or so, just 200M from my back door. C. sanguinea, forming a hedge around a large pond some 4K - 5K away. Yes I do visit both, and will again next year, bearing in mind the seasoinal change in vagrans.

O!! yes, I will be taking notes :)

Alan Thornhill's picture

Thanks

though I had seen that link. Unfortunately it doesn't say which are UK species, though with the trade in plants nowadays perhaps any of them could be, potentaially at least. However, I don't think corni and vagans are the only UK ones.