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Myzus persicae
(green peach aphid)

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Myzus persicae (green peach aphid)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 18 December 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Vector of Plant Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Myzus persicae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • green peach aphid
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Myzus persicae (green peach aphid); an alate (winged) adult, an important vector of plum pox virus.
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Myzus persicae (green peach aphid); an alate (winged) adult, an important vector of plum pox virus.
AdultMyzus persicae (green peach aphid); an alate (winged) adult, an important vector of plum pox virus.USDA-ARS/Scott Bauer

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Myzus persicae Sulzer (1776)

Preferred Common Name

  • green peach aphid

Other Scientific Names

  • Aphis convolvuli Kaltenbach, 1843
  • Aphis cynoglossi Walker, 1848
  • Aphis derelicta Walker, 1849
  • Aphis dianthi Schrank, 1801
  • Aphis dubia Curtis, 1842
  • Aphis egressa Walker, 1849
  • Aphis malvae Mosl., 1841
  • Aphis persicae Sulzer, 1776
  • Aphis persiciphila
  • Aphis persola Walker, 1848
  • Aphis rapae Curtis, 1842
  • Aphis redundans Walker, 1849 sec. Laing, 1925
  • Aphis suffragans Walker, 1848
  • Aphis tuberoscellae
  • Aphis vastator
  • Aphis vulgaris Kyber, 1815 (sec. Walker)
  • Aulacorthum convolvuli
  • Myzodes persicae (Sulzer)
  • Myzodes tabaci Mordvilko, 1914
  • Myzoides persicae
  • Myzus dianthi (Schrank)
  • Myzus malvae Oestl., 1886 (sec. Theob.)
  • Myzus nicotianae Blackman
  • Myzus pergandei Sanders, 1901 sec. Patch
  • Myzus persicae var. cerastii Theobald
  • Myzus persicae var. sanguisorbella Theobald, 1926
  • Nectarosiphon persicae (Sulzer)
  • Phorodon cynoglossi Williams, 1891 sec. Davis, 1911
  • Phorodon persicae (Sulzer)
  • Rhopalosiphum betae Theobald, 1913
  • Rhopalosiphum calthae Koch, 1854
  • Rhopalosiphum dianthi
  • Rhopalosiphum lactucellum
  • Rhopalosiphum lactucellum Theobald, 1915
  • Rhopalosiphum persicae
  • Rhopalosiphum solani Theobald, 1912 nonKalt, 1843
  • Rhopalosiphum tuberosellae Theobald, 1922
  • Rhopalosiphum tulipae Thos., 1879 sec. Davis, 1911
  • Siphonophora achyrantes Mon., 1879
  • Siphonophora nasturtii Koch, 1855

International Common Names

  • English: cabbage aphid; green sesame aphid; peach aphid; peach curl aphid; peach-potato aphid; potato aphid; tobacco aphid
  • Spanish: afido amarillo del tabaco; afido verde; afido verdoso; pulgón verde; pulgón verde del melocotonero
  • French: puceron des carottes; puceron gris du pecher; puceron vert du pêcher
  • Portuguese: pulgao verde do pessegueiro

Local Common Names

  • Argentina: pulgón verde del duraznero
  • Brazil: pulgao verde da batatinha
  • Denmark: ferskenbladlus
  • Dominican Republic: melaito; melaito verde
  • Finland: persikkakirva; perunakirva
  • Germany: Bocksdorn-Blattlaus; Gruene Pfirsichblattlaus; Nelken-Blattlaus
  • Israel: knimat haafarsek
  • Italy: afide verde del pesco
  • Japan: momoaka-aburamusi
  • Netherlands: Groene Perzikbladluis; Groene Tabaksluis
  • Norway: ferskenbladlus
  • Sweden: persikbladlus
  • Turkey: seftali yaprak biti

EPPO code

  • MYZUPE (Myzus persicae)
  • RHOPDI (Rhopalosiphum dianthi)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Aphidoidea
  •                                 Family: Aphididae
  •                                     Genus: Myzus
  •                                         Species: Myzus persicae

Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature

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Myzus persicae was first described by Sulzer in 1776 as Aphis persicae. Its numerous synonyms are listed by Börner (1952) and Remaudiere and Remaudiere (1997) and taxonomy is reviewed by Blackman and Paterson (1986) and Blackman (1986). The name M. persicae as applied here refers to a complex of sibling species and host plant races, including the tobacco-adapted form, described by Blackman (1986) as a separate species (M. nicotanae); this needs to be borne in mind when designing control strategies.

Description

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Adult wingless parthenogenetic females are oval-bodied, 1.2-2.1 mm in body length, of very variable colour; whitish green, pale yellow green, grey green, mid-green, dark green, pink or red. The tobacco form (nicotianae) varies even more and can also be bright yellow, or almost black. Apart from genetically determined colour variation, any one genotype will be more deeply pigmented green or magenta in cold conditions. Immature stages are quite shiny, but adults are less so. Winged morphs have a black central dorsal patch on the abdomen. Immatures of the winged females are often pink or red, especially in autumn populations, and immature males are yellowish (Blackman and Eastop, 1985).

Distinguishing characters of the M. persicae group with a hand lens or under the microscope are the convergent inner faces of the antennal tubercles in dorsal view, and the very slightly clavate siphunculi, which are usually dark-tipped and about as long as the terminal process of the antenna.

M. persicae alate virginoparae from populations derived from overwintering eggs on Prunus have cylindrical cornicles, whereas those from populations derived from overwintering virginoparae are clavate.

Distribution

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M. persicae is probably of Asian origin, like its primary host plant (Prunus persica) but now occurs everywhere in the world except where there are extremes of temperature or humidity.

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 29 Apr 2022
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresent
AngolaPresent
BeninPresent
BurundiPresent
CameroonPresent
Central African RepublicPresent
Congo, Democratic Republic of thePresent
Congo, Republic of thePresent
Côte d'IvoirePresent
EgyptPresent
EthiopiaPresent
GhanaPresent
KenyaPresent
LibyaPresent
MadagascarPresent
MalawiPresent
MauritiusPresent
MoroccoPresent
MozambiquePresent
NigeriaPresent
RéunionPresent
RwandaPresent
Saint HelenaPresent
SeychellesPresent
Sierra LeonePresent
South AfricaPresent
SudanPresent
TanzaniaPresent
TunisiaPresent
UgandaPresent
ZambiaPresent
ZimbabwePresent

Asia

AfghanistanPresent
ArmeniaPresent
AzerbaijanPresent
BangladeshPresent
BhutanPresent
CambodiaPresent
ChinaPresent
-BeijingPresent
-FujianPresent
-GansuPresent
-GuangdongPresent
-GuizhouPresent
-HebeiPresent
-HeilongjiangPresent
-HenanPresent
-HubeiPresent
-HunanPresent
-JiangsuPresent
-LiaoningPresent
-ShaanxiPresent
-ShandongPresent
-ShanghaiPresent
-SichuanPresent
-XinjiangPresent
-YunnanPresent
-ZhejiangPresent
GeorgiaPresent
Hong KongPresent
IndiaPresent, Widespread
-Andhra PradeshPresent
-BiharPresentOriginal citation: Ram and Kishore Parihar (2002)
-ChhattisgarhPresent
-GujaratPresent
-HaryanaPresent
-Himachal PradeshPresent
-Jammu and KashmirPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-Madhya PradeshPresent
-MaharashtraPresent
-ManipurPresent
-OdishaPresent
-PunjabPresent
-RajasthanPresent
-SikkimPresent
-Tamil NaduPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-UttarakhandPresent
-West BengalPresent
IndonesiaPresent
-JavaPresent
-SumatraPresent
IranPresent
IraqPresent
IsraelPresent
JapanPresent
-HokkaidoPresent
-HonshuPresent
-KyushuPresent
-Ryukyu IslandsPresent
-ShikokuPresent
JordanPresent
KazakhstanPresent
KyrgyzstanPresent
LaosPresent
LebanonPresent
MalaysiaPresent
MongoliaPresent
MyanmarPresent
NepalPresent
North KoreaPresent
PakistanPresent
Palestine
-Gaza StripPresent
PhilippinesPresent
Saudi ArabiaPresent
SingaporePresent
South KoreaPresent
Sri LankaPresent
SyriaPresent
TaiwanPresent, Widespread
ThailandPresent
TurkeyPresent
TurkmenistanPresent
UzbekistanPresent
VietnamPresent
YemenPresent

Europe

AlbaniaPresent
AustriaPresent
BelarusPresent
BelgiumPresent
Bosnia and HerzegovinaPresent
BulgariaPresent
CroatiaPresent
CyprusPresent, Widespread
CzechiaPresent
CzechoslovakiaPresent
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPresent
DenmarkPresent, Widespread
FinlandPresent
FrancePresent, Widespread
GermanyPresent, Widespread
GibraltarPresent
GreecePresent
HungaryPresent
IrelandPresent
ItalyPresent
LatviaPresent
LithuaniaPresentIntroducedFirst reported: 1980 - 2000
MaltaPresentIntroduced1994
MoldovaPresent
MontenegroPresent
NetherlandsPresent
North MacedoniaPresent
NorwayPresent
PolandPresent
PortugalPresentIntroducedFirst reported: 1936 - 1949
-AzoresPresent
-MadeiraPresentIntroducedFirst reported: 1955 - 1966
RomaniaPresent
RussiaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-Central RussiaPresent
-Russia (Europe)Present
-Russian Far EastPresent
SerbiaPresent
SlovakiaPresent
SloveniaPresent
SpainPresent, Widespread
-Balearic IslandsPresent
-Canary IslandsPresent
SwedenPresentIntroduced1855
SwitzerlandPresent, Widespread
UkrainePresent
United KingdomPresent, Widespread
-EnglandPresent
-ScotlandPresent
-WalesPresent

North America

BahamasPresent
BarbadosPresent
BermudaPresent
CanadaPresent, Widespread
-AlbertaPresent
-British ColumbiaPresent
-ManitobaPresent
-New BrunswickPresent
-Newfoundland and LabradorPresent
-Nova ScotiaPresent
-OntarioPresent
-Prince Edward IslandPresent
-QuebecPresent
-SaskatchewanPresent
Costa RicaPresent
CubaPresent
Dominican RepublicPresent
El SalvadorPresent
GuatemalaPresent
HondurasPresent
JamaicaPresent
MexicoPresent
PanamaPresent
Puerto RicoPresent
United StatesPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-ArizonaPresent
-ArkansasPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-ColoradoPresent
-ConnecticutPresent
-DelawarePresent
-FloridaPresent
-GeorgiaPresent
-HawaiiPresent
-IdahoPresent
-IllinoisPresent
-IndianaPresent
-IowaPresent
-KansasPresent
-KentuckyPresent
-LouisianaPresent
-MainePresent
-MarylandPresent
-MassachusettsPresent
-MichiganPresent
-MinnesotaPresent
-MississippiPresent
-MissouriPresent
-MontanaPresent
-NebraskaPresent
-NevadaPresent
-New JerseyPresent
-New MexicoPresent
-New YorkPresent
-North CarolinaPresent
-North DakotaPresent
-OhioPresent
-OklahomaPresent
-OregonPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-South CarolinaPresent
-TennesseePresent
-TexasPresent
-UtahPresent
-VirginiaPresent
-WashingtonPresent
-West VirginiaPresent
-WisconsinPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-New South WalesPresent
-Northern TerritoryPresent
-QueenslandPresent
-South AustraliaPresent
-TasmaniaPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent
FijiPresent
New CaledoniaPresent
New ZealandPresentIntroduced1921
Northern Mariana IslandsPresent
Solomon IslandsPresent
TongaPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent, Widespread
BoliviaPresent
BrazilPresent, Widespread
-BahiaPresentOriginal citation: Sigaran Tarrago et al., 1994
-Espirito SantoPresent
-Mato GrossoPresent
-Minas GeraisPresent
-ParanaPresent
-Rio de JaneiroPresent
-Rio Grande do SulPresent
-Santa CatarinaPresent
-Sao PauloPresent
ChilePresentIntroducedFirst reported: Before 1965
-Easter IslandPresent
ColombiaPresent
EcuadorPresent
PeruPresent
SurinamePresent
UruguayPresent
VenezuelaPresent

Risk of Introduction

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Aerial dispersal of winged forms over long distance is the main mode of dispersal of this cosmopolitan pest. However, phytosanitary measures are important to stop the spread of virus-infected planting material (for example, seed potatoes) from which native aphid vectors could spread subsequently.

Habitat

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Open vegetation; crops and herbaceous plants in open situations. Peach orchards.

Hosts/Species Affected

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The winter (primary) host of M. persicae is almost invariably Prunus persica (peach), including var. nectarina; sometimes P. nigra in USA, and possibly P. tenella, P. nana, P. serotina, P. americana and peach-almond hybrids. It is not clear whether the sexual part of the life-cycle is completed on species other than P. persica and P. nigra.

M. persicae is highly polyphagous on summer hosts, which are in over 40 different families, including Brassicaceae, Solanaceae, Poaceae, Leguminosae, Cyperaceae, Convolvulaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Compositae, Cucurbitaceae and Umbelliferae. Summer hosts include many economically important plants.

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContextReferences
Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)MalvaceaeOther
Acanthus mollisAcanthaceaeUnknown
Acer buergerianum (trident maple)AceraceaeUnknown
Alcea rosea (Hollyhock)MalvaceaeUnknown
AleuritesEuphorbiaceaeOther
Aloe (grey alder)AloaceaeOther
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)AsteraceaeUnknown
Anchusa (Bugloss)BoraginaceaeWild host
Anethum graveolens (dill)ApiaceaeOther
Anoda cristata (Anodaweed)MalvaceaeUnknown
Anthriscus (chervil)ApiaceaeWild host
Anthurium andreanumAraceaeUnknown
Antirrhinum (snapdragon)ScrophulariaceaeWild host
Apium graveolens (celery)ApiaceaeMain
Aptenia cordifoliaAizoaceaeUnknown
ArabidopsisUnknown
Arabis alpinaBrassicaceaeUnknown
AraceaeAraceaeMain
Arachis hypogaea (groundnut)FabaceaeMain
Arctium lappa (burdock)AsteraceaeUnknown
Aristolochia elegans (elegant Dutchman’s pipe)AristolochiaceaeUnknown
Armoracia rusticana (horseradish)BrassicaceaeMain
Artemisia (wormwoods)AsteraceaeWild host
Asclepias meadii (Mead's milkweed)AsclepiadaceaeWild host
Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)LiliaceaeMain
Bellis perennis (common daisy)AsteraceaeUnknown
Beta vulgaris (beetroot)ChenopodiaceaeUnknown
Beta vulgaris var. saccharifera (sugarbeet)ChenopodiaceaeMain
Bougainvillea glabraNyctaginaceaeUnknown
BrassicaBrassicaceaeMain
Brassica carinata (African cabbage)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica juncea (mustard)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica napusBrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica napus var. napobrassica (swede)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica napus var. napus (rape)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica napus var. oleiferaBrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica oleracea (cabbages, cauliflowers)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica oleracea var. capitata (cabbage)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica oleracea var. viridis (collards)BrassicaceaeOther
Brassica rapa (field mustard)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Brassica rapa cultivar group CaixinBrassicaceaeOther
Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis (Chinese cabbage)BrassicaceaeMain
Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensisBrassicaceaeUnknown
Cajanus cajan (pigeon pea)FabaceaeMain
Calendula arvensisAsteraceaeUnknown
Campsis radicans (trumpetcreeper)BignoniaceaeUnknown
CapsellaUnknown
Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd's purse)BrassicaceaeWild host
Capsicum (peppers)SolanaceaeMain
Capsicum annuum (bell pepper)SolanaceaeMain
CardariaUnknown
Carica papaya (pawpaw)CaricaceaeMain
Carthamus tinctorius (safflower)AsteraceaeOther
CatharanthusUnknown
Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle)ApocynaceaeOther
Ceiba pentandra (kapok)BombacaceaeUnknown
Cestrum nocturnum (night jessamine)SolanaceaeUnknown
Chenopodium (Goosefoot)ChenopodiaceaeWild host
Chenopodium album (fat hen)ChenopodiaceaeUnknown
Chenopodium quinoa (quinoa)ChenopodiaceaeOther
Chlorophytum comosum (ribbon plant)LiliaceaeUnknown
Chrysanthemum (daisy)AsteraceaeMain
Chrysanthemum coronarium (garland chrysanthemum)AsteraceaeUnknown
Chrysanthemum indicum (chrysanthemum)AsteraceaeOther
Cichorium intybus (chicory)AsteraceaeMain
Cissus verticillata (possum grape vine)VitaceaeUnknown
Citrullus lanatus (watermelon)CucurbitaceaeMain
CitrusRutaceaeMain
Coleostephus myconisAsteraceaeUnknown
Colocasia esculenta (taro)AraceaeMain
Convallaria majalis (lily of the valley)LiliaceaeOther
Convolvulus (morning glory)ConvolvulaceaeWild host
Cordyline fruticosa (ti plant)AgavaceaeUnknown
Coriandrum sativum (coriander)ApiaceaeMain
Crocus sativus (saffron)IridaceaeOther
Cucumis (melons, cucuimbers, gerkins)CucurbitaceaeMain
Cucumis sativus (cucumber)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
Cucurbita (pumpkin)CucurbitaceaeMain
Cucurbita moschata (pumpkin)CucurbitaceaeOther
Cucurbita pepo (marrow)CucurbitaceaeOther
Cuminum cyminum (cumin)ApiaceaeMain
Cyathula prostrata (pasture weed)AmaranthaceaeUnknown
Cyclamen persicum (cyclamens)PrimulaceaeUnknown
Cydonia oblonga (quince)RosaceaeOther
Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus (globe artichoke)AsteraceaeMain
Cyphomandra betacea (tree tomato)SolanaceaeOther
DahliaAsteraceaeOther
Datura stramonium (jimsonweed)SolanaceaeUnknown
Daucus carota (carrot)ApiaceaeMain
Dianthus (carnation)CaryophyllaceaeOther
Dianthus armeria (Deptford pink)CaryophyllaceaeUnknown
Dianthus caryophyllus (carnation)CaryophyllaceaeMain
Dichondra repensConvolvulaceaeUnknown
Drymaria cordata (tropical chickweed)CaryophyllaceaeUnknown
Eucalyptus urophylla (Timor mountain gum)LithomyrtusUnknown
Euonymus europaeusCelastraceaeUnknown
Euphorbia (spurges)EuphorbiaceaeWild host
Foeniculum vulgare (fennel)ApiaceaeOther
Fragaria (strawberry)RosaceaeUnknown
Fragaria chiloensis (Chilean strawberry)RosaceaeMain
GaliumRubiaceaeUnknown
Galium spuriumRubiaceaeUnknown
Gladiolus hybrids (sword lily)IridaceaeOther
Glycine max (soyabean)FabaceaeOther
Gossypium (cotton)MalvaceaeMain
Gypsophila elegans (baby's breath)CaryophyllaceaeUnknown
Hedera helix (ivy)AraliaceaeUnknown
Hemerocallis (daylilies)LiliaceaeOther
Hibiscus (rosemallows)MalvaceaeUnknown
Hibiscus mutabilis (cottonrose)MalvaceaeUnknown
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (China-rose)MalvaceaeUnknown
Hibiscus syriacus (shrubby althaea)MalvaceaeUnknown
Hordeum vulgare (barley)PoaceaeMain
Humulus lupulus (hop)CannabaceaeOther
Impatiens (balsam)BalsaminaceaeWild host
Indigofera (indigo)FabaceaeOther
Ipomoea aquatica (swamp morning-glory)ConvolvulaceaeUnknown
Ipomoea batatas (sweet potato)ConvolvulaceaeMain
Ipomoea purpurea (tall morning glory)ConvolvulaceaeUnknown
Iris (irises)IridaceaeOther
Jasminum officinaleOleaceaeUnknown
Lactuca sativa (lettuce)AsteraceaeMain
Lactuca serriola (prickly lettuce)AsteraceaeUnknown
Laportea aestuansUrticaceaeUnknown
Lavandula angustifolia (lavender)LamiaceaeOther
Lepidium draba (hoary cress)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Lepidium sativum (garden cress)BrassicaceaeOther
Lepidium virginicum (Virginian peppercress)BrassicaceaeOther
Lilium (lily)LiliaceaeOther
Lolium (ryegrasses)PoaceaeMain
Lolium multiflorum (Italian ryegrass)PoaceaeWild host
Lupinus (lupins)FabaceaeMain
Lycium barbarum (Matrimonyvine)SolanaceaeUnknown
Malus domestica (apple)RosaceaeMain
Malva (mallow)MalvaceaeWild host
Malva nicaeensisUnknown
Malva parviflora (pink cheeseweed)MalvaceaeUnknown
Malva sylvestrisMalvaceaeUnknown
Mandevilla sanderiApocynaceaeUnknown
MatthiolaBrassicaceaeOther
Medicago sativa (lucerne)FabaceaeMain
Mentha (mints)LamiaceaeOther
Momordica charantia (bitter gourd)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
Narcissus (daffodil)LiliaceaeOther
Nasturtium officinale (watercress)BrassicaceaeOther
NicotianaSolanaceaeUnknown
Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco)SolanaceaeMain
Origanum majorana (sweet marjoram)LamiaceaeMain
Paeonia lactiflora (Chinese peony)PaeoniaceaeUnknown
Papaver (poppies)PapaveraceaeUnknown
Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy)PapaveraceaeMain
Passiflora caerulea (blue passionflower)PassifloraceaeUnknown
Passiflora edulis (passionfruit)PassifloraceaeOther
Pastinaca sativa (parsnip)ApiaceaeMain
Pelargonium (pelargoniums)GeraniaceaeUnknown
Pericallis hybridaAsteraceaeUnknown
Persea americana (avocado)LauraceaeOther
Petroselinum (parsley)ApiaceaeMain
Phaseolus (beans)FabaceaeMain
Phenax sonneratiiUnknown
Pisum sativum (pea)FabaceaeOther
Plantago lanceolata (ribwort plantain)PlantaginaceaeUnknown
Poa (meadow grass)PoaceaeMain
Primula (Primrose)PrimulaceaeUnknown
Prunus (stone fruit)RosaceaeMain
Prunus amygdalusRosaceaeOther
Prunus armeniaca (apricot)RosaceaeMain
Prunus davidianaRosaceaeUnknown
Prunus mume (Japanese apricot tree)RosaceaeOther
Prunus nanaRosaceaeOther
Prunus nigra (Canada plumtree)RosaceaeOther
Prunus persica (peach)RosaceaeMain
Prunus salicina (Japanese plum)RosaceaeUnknown
Prunus serotina (black cherry)RosaceaeOther
Psidium guajava (guava)LithomyrtusOther
Punica granatum (pomegranate)PunicaceaeOther
Raphanus raphanistrum (wild radish)BrassicaceaeUnknown
Raphanus sativus (radish)BrassicaceaeMain
Rhus (Sumach)AnacardiaceaeOther
Rosa (roses)RosaceaeOther
Rumex acetosa var. hortensis (garden sorrel)PolygonaceaeOther
Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane)PoaceaeMain
Schefflera arboricolaAraliaceaeUnknown
Schlumbergera truncata (christmas cactus)CactaceaeUnknown
Secale cereale (rye)PoaceaeOther
Sechium edule (chayote)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
Senecio (Groundsel)AsteraceaeWild host
Senecio rowleyanus (string-of-beads)AsteraceaeUnknown
Senecio vulgarisAsteraceaeWild host
Sesamum indicum (sesame)PedaliaceaeMain
Sida spinosa (teaweed (USA))MalvaceaeUnknown
Sisymbrium irioBrassicaceaeUnknown
SolandraSolanaceaeUnknown
Solandra maximaSolanaceaeUnknown
Solanum (nightshade)SolanaceaeUnknown
Solanum aethiopicum (african scarlet eggplant)SolanaceaeUnknown
Solanum chomatophilumUnknown
Solanum demissumSolanaceaeUnknown
Solanum ehrenbergiiSolanaceaeUnknown
Solanum elaeagnifolium (silverleaf nightshade)SolanaceaeUnknown
Solanum infundibuliformeUnknown
Solanum jamesiiUnknown
Solanum lycopersicum (tomato)SolanaceaeMain
Solanum melongena (aubergine)SolanaceaeMain
Solanum nigrum (black nightshade)SolanaceaeOther
Solanum pallidumUnknown
Solanum palustreUnknown
Solanum sanctae-rosaeUnknown
Solanum trifidumUnknown
Solanum tuberosum (potato)SolanaceaeMain
Sonchus (Sowthistle)AsteraceaeUnknown
Sonchus oleraceus (common sowthistle)AsteraceaeUnknown
SpinaciaUnknown
Spinacia oleracea (spinach)ChenopodiaceaeMain
StellariaUnknown
Stellaria media (common chickweed)CaryophyllaceaeUnknown
Syngonium podophyllum (arrowhead vine)AraceaeUnknown
Thymus (thyme)LamiaceaeUnknown
Torilis japonica (Japanese hedgeparsley)ApiaceaeUnknown
Trifolium (clovers)FabaceaeMain
Trifolium repens (white clover)FabaceaeUnknown
Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek)FabaceaeOther
Triticum (wheat)PoaceaeMain
Tulipa (tulip)LiliaceaeOther
Tulipa gesnerianaLiliaceaeUnknown
Urtica piluliferaUrticaceaeUnknown
Veronica (Speedwell)ScrophulariaceaeUnknown
Veronica politaScrophulariaceaeUnknown
Viburnum tinusCaprifoliaceaeUnknown
Vicia (vetch)FabaceaeMain
Vigna unguiculata (cowpea)FabaceaeOther
Zamia pumilaZamiaceaeUnknown
Zantedeschia aethiopica (calla lily)AraceaeUnknown
Zea mays (maize)PoaceaeMain
Zinnia elegans (zinnia)AsteraceaeUnknown

Growth Stages

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Flowering stage, Post-harvest, Seedling stage, Vegetative growing stage

Symptoms

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Effect of infestation depends greatly on host plant and transmitted viruses. Spring populations on peach cause severe leaf curl and shoot distortion. In potato, PLRV symptoms are leaf rolling and tuber stem necrosis. In sugarbeet, beet yellows viruses (BYV, BYDV, BWYV) cause yellowing in older leaves, chlorotic spotting, and thickening of the leaves, which become leathery and brittle.

On many crop plants (for example, potato, brassicas, sugarbeet) M. persicae only occurs at low densities, particularly on older leaves. Large colonies of the tobacco form (nicotianae) occur on growing stems and younger leaves.

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Growing point / external feeding
Inflorescence / external feeding
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / abnormal patterns
Leaves / honeydew or sooty mould
Leaves / honeydew or sooty mould
Leaves / honeydew or sooty mould
Leaves / leaves rolled or folded
Leaves / necrotic areas
Leaves / necrotic areas
Stems / external feeding
Whole plant / dwarfing
Whole plant / wilt

Species Vectored

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Alfalfa mosaic virus (alfalfa yellow spot)
Bean common mosaic necrosis virus
Bean common mosaic virus (common mosaic of beans)
Bean leafroll virus (pea leafroll virus)
Bean yellow mosaic virus (bean yellow mosaic)
Beet mild yellowing virus (beet mild yellowing)
Beet mosaic virus (spinach mosaic virus)
Beet western yellows virus (turnip (mild) yellows)
Beet yellows virus (beet yellows)
Carnation latent virus
Cauliflower mosaic virus (cauliflower mosaic)
Clover yellow vein virus (CYVV)
Cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus
Cucumber mosaic virus (cucumber mosaic)
Cucurbit aphid-borne yellows virus (Cucurbit aphid-borne yellows)
East Asian Passiflora virus
Hop mosaic virus
Lettuce mosaic virus (lettuce mosaic)
Maize dwarf mosaic virus (dwarf mosaic of maize)
Onion yellow dwarf virus (onion yellow dwarf)
Papaya ringspot virus
Passion fruit woodiness virus (passionfruit woodiness disease)
Pea enation mosaic virus-1 (pea virus 1)
Peanut mottle virus (peanut mottle)
Peanut stripe virus (groundnut stripe disease)
Peanut stunt virus (peanut stunt)
Pepper veinal mottle virus
Plum pox virus (sharka)
Potato leafroll virus
Potato virus S
Potato virus Y (potato mottle)
Red clover vein mosaic virus
Soybean mosaic virus (soybean mosaic)
Sugarcane mosaic virus (sugarcane mosaic)
Tobacco etch virus (tobacco etch)
Tobacco vein distorting virus
Tobacco vein mottling virus
Tobacco yellow net virus
Tuberose mild mottle virus (tuberose mild mottle virus)
Tulip breaking virus
Turnip mosaic virus (cabbage A virus mosaic)
Watermelon mosaic virus (watermelon mosaic)
Zucchini yellow mosaic virus

Biology and Ecology

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M. persicae is heteroecious holocyclic (host alternating, with sexual reproduction during part of life-cycle) between Prunus (usually peach) and summer host plants, but anholocyclic on secondary (summer) hosts in many parts of the world where peach is absent, and where a mild climate permits active stages to survive throughout the winter. It is usually anholocyclic in tropics and sub-tropics, with exceptions: for example, Ghosh and Verma (1990) reported apterous oviparous females of M. persicae for the first time from India, collected on Prunus persica. Blackman (1974) discussed the life-cycle variability of M. persicae on a worldwide basis.

For host-alternating populations, in spring, winged female emigrants (alate virginoparae) produced from the fundatrices migrate to summer hosts. A series of generations of wingless (apterous) and alate virginoparae are produced viviparously by thelytokous (all-female) parthenogenesis. These develop on summer hosts until reduced daylength (critical photoperiod between 12.5 and 14 hours in Europe), in conjunction with temperature below a certain threshold, induces autumn migrants (gynoparae) which migrate back to peach. Gynoparae will attempt to colonize a range of trees and shrubs, but the sexual part of the cycle is only completed on Prunus persica and close relatives. Gynoparae produce oviparae (mating females) that feed and develop on peach leaves. Males are produced after gynoparae (1 month later in a study from Italy) on the summer hosts, and migrate independently to peach, where they mate with the oviparae, which by then have become adult. Males appear to be attracted by sex pheromone released by sexual females, and are also attracted to the odour of the winter host (Tamaki et al., 1970). Oviparae lay 4-13 eggs, usually in crevices around and in axillary buds. Up to 20,000 eggs may occur per P. persica tree, although 4000 is around average, with large variation between trees (van Emden et al., 1969). The eggs overwinter in diapause, requiring a period of chilling to develop, and are extremely cold resistant (surviving temperatures as low as -46°C). Hatching coincides with swelling of flower buds, which provide food for first fundatrices. High fundatrix mortality may occur (van Emden et al., 1969). Fundatrigeniae feed on opened buds, flowers and soft shoots of the peach tree. Winged female emigrants are produced in the second generation after the fundatrix, but production of wingless females may continue for several generations, with increasing numbers of emigrants being produced as the nutritional suitability of the peach tree declines.

On the summer hosts, populations tend to be dispersed. M. persicae tends to feed on older senescing leaves, often along the leaf veins. van Emden et al. (1969) described how a range of host-plant variables affected aphid development and fecundity. Plant nutrition is a factor in the induction of winged forms, along with temperature, but there is also a strong genetic component. In laboratory experiments, low temperature promoted, while high temperature tended to suppress, the development of winged forms. Kuo (1991) described development and reproduction on radishes and potatoes at six constant temperatures (5-30°C) in the laboratory. M. persicae is relatively cold resistant. Howling et al. (1994) described mortality of aphids at various cold temperatures and their results suggested that an acclimatized overwintering population of M. persicae would persist without significant mortality after a period of 7-10 days with -5°C frosts each night.

Between six and eight generations developed on sugar-beet plants during the growing season in the Czech Republic, wheras 10-25 generations a year were possible on potatoes in southwestern USA. Wingless parthenogenetic females produce 30-80 progeny each. Higher growth rates have been observed on virus-infested plants. Winged females alight fairly indiscriminately on summer hosts, as expected for a polyphagous species, although they have a landing preference on yellow and yellow-green surfaces. Decreased departure rates account for accumulation on favoured hosts.

M. persicae has 2n=12 chromosomes normally, but a form heterozygous for a chromosomal translocation is worldwide and common (Blackman et al., 1978). M. persicae is a highly variable species; strains, races and biotypes have been distinguished by morphology, colour, biology, host-plant preference, ability to transmit viruses and insecticide resistance (van Emden et al., 1969). A distinct form of M. persicae (=nicotianae Blackman) occurs throughout most of the world on tobacco (Blackman, 1986; Takada and Tamura, 1987). Hybridisation in a region where the two forms both have a sexual phase on peach may account for the fact that both now have the same genes for insecticide resistance (Field et al., 1994). Remaudiere et al. (1991) reported a winged viviparous albino of M. persicae from South America.

The literature on M. persicae is probably larger than for any other aphid species. Major reviews of this aphid include those by van Emden et al. (1969) and Mackauer and Way (1976).

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Acridotheres tristis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Adalia bipunctata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Finland; France
Agonum dorsale Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Allothrombium pulvinus Parasite
Alloxysta discreta Parasite
Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Anomalochrysa maclachlani Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Anthocoris gallarumulmi Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Anthocoris nemorum Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Anthocoris sibiricus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Aphelinus abdominalis Parasite Arthropods|Nymphs France
Aphelinus asychis Parasite Arthropods|Nymphs France
Aphelinus mali Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Aphelinus semiflavus Parasite Arthropods|Nymphs
Aphidencyrtus aphidivorus Parasite
Aphidius colemani Parasite Arthropods|Nymphs Tamil Nadu
Aphidius ervi Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Chile; Morocco peaches; potatoes
Aphidius funebris Parasite
Aphidius gifuensis Parasite Arthropods|Nymphs Yunnan
Aphidius matricariae Parasite Arthropods|Nymphs France; Poland; Romania; UK; USA; USSR peaches
Aphidius nigripes Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Aphidius picipes Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Aphidius rhopalosiphi Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Chile
Aphidius rosae Parasite
Aphidius similis Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Aphidius sonchi Parasite
Aphidius urticae Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Aphidius uzbekistanicus Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Chile
Aphidoletes aphidimyza Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Heilongjiang; Russia; USSR
Asaphes lucens Parasite
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Bembidion quadrimaculatum Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Brinckochrysa scelestes Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Brumoides suturalis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India Cuminum cyminum
Carabidae Predator Arthropods|Nymphs
Cheilomenes sexmaculata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Andhra Pradesh; India
Chrysopa chrysops Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Chrysopa formosa Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Bulgaria; France
Chrysopa nigricornis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Chrysopa pallens Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Bulgaria
Chrysopa quadripunctata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Chrysopa slossonae Predator
Chrysoperla carnea Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Bulgaria; Finland; Moldova; USSR tobacco
Chrysoperla downesi Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Chrysoperla harrisii Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Bulgaria;France;Poland tobacco
Chrysoperla sinica Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Coccinella hieroglyphica Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Coccinella quinquepunctata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Coccinella septempunctata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Bulgaria; Finland; India; Maine; New York Cuminum cyminum; tobacco
Coccinella septempunctata brucki Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Coccinella transversalis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India aubergines
Coccinella transversoguttata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Maine
Coleomegilla maculata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Coleomegilla maculata cubensis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Conidiobolus coronatus Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Conidiobolus obscurus Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs USA; Maine potatoes
Conidiobolus thromboides Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Cotesia rubecula Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Cycloneda limbifer Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Deraeocoris flavilinea Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Deraeocoris pallens Predator
Diaeretiella rapae Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Morocco; Poland potatoes
Dicyphus errans Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Endaphis aphidimyza Predator
Entomophaga aphidis Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Entomophaga chromaphidis Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Ephedrus californicus Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Ephedrus cerasicola Parasite Arthropods|Nymphs Norway Capsicum annuum
Ephedrus persicae Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Ephedrus plagiator Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs China; Yunnan radishes
Episyrphus alternans Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Episyrphus balteatus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Bulgaria; India potatoes; tobacco
Eriopis connexa Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Erynia neoaphidis Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Erynia nouryi Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Erynia phalloides Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Erynia radicans Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Eupeodes confrater Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India; Andhra Pradesh; India; Punjab mustard; tobacco
Eupeodes corollae Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Eupeodes latilunulatus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India; Punjab mustard
Forficula decipiens Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Fusarium pallidoroseum Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India; Tamil Nadu Capsicum annuum; kohlrabi
Geocoris bullatus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Glomerella cingulata Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Larvae; Arthropods|Nymphs
Harmonia axyridis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Harmonia conformis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Harmonia dimidiata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India aubergines
Hemerobius pacificus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Hippodamia convergens Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs France
Hippodamia undecimnotata
Hippodamia variegata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Bulgaria; India Cuminum cyminum; tobacco
Ischiodon aegyptius Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Ischiodon scutellaris Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India; India; Andhra Pradesh; India; Punjab mustard; potatoes; tobacco
Jalysus wickhami Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Lasiochalcidia erythropus Parasite
Lecanicillium lecanii Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs UK Brassica
Lipolexis scutellaris Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Lysiphlebia mirzai Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Lysiphlebus confusus Parasite
Lysiphlebus delhiensis Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Lysiphlebus fabarum Parasite
Lysiphlebus testaceipes Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Macrolophus caliginosus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Macrolophus caluginosus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Macrolophus nubilus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Mallada boninensis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India; Andhra Pradesh tobacco
Melanostoma fasciatum Predator
Micraspis discolor Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Micraspis vincta Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India; Andhra Pradesh tobacco
Micromus angulatus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Micromus pusillus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Micromus tasmaniae Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Nabis alternatus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Neoephedrus kalimpongensis Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Nineta pallida Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Orius insidiosus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Orius minutus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs China apples; Astragalus sinicus
Orius sauteri Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Orius vicinus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Pandora neoaphidis Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Phalangium opilio Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Podisus maculiventris Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Polistes crinitus americanus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Praon myzophagum Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Praon unicum Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs USA; Washington peaches
Praon volucre Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Morocco potatoes
Propylea quatuordecimpunctata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs France aubergines
Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
Pterostichus melanarius Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Scaeva latimaculata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India; Punjab mustard
Scaeva pyrastri Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Bulgaria tobacco
Scymnodes lividigaster Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Scymnus bicolor Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Scymnus ferrugatus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Scymnus marginicollis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Scymnus morelleti
Scymnus posticalis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Sphaerophoria indiana Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs India; Punjab mustard
Synharmonia lyncea Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Syrphus ribesii Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Tjederina gracilis Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Toxares deltiger Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Toxares zakai Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Trioxys angelicae Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Trioxys indicus Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Trioxys similis Parasite Arthropods|Nymphs
Trioxys tucumanus Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Verticillium lamellicola Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Wesmaelius subnebulosus Predator
Zele chlorophthalma Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs

Notes on Natural Enemies

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Aphid natural enemies tend to be habitat-specific rather than host-specific, so the important natural enemies attacking particular aphid pests on crops tend to vary according to the crop, the circumstances under which it is grown and the climate. This is particularly true of aphid pests attacking a range of different crops over large geographical areas. Besides, many parasitoids are members of species complexes, morphologically very similar but with different host preferences and geographical distributions. Those in the list of natural enermies are only a selection of species that have been considered as important by investigators and should not be taken as definitive.

M. persicae is attacked by over 30 species of primary parasitoid. Most also attack a range of other aphid species, although some, for example, Trioxys similis, appear host-specific. T. angelicae is a parasitoid on Prunus only. M. persicae is the preferred host for Aphidius matricariae and Aphelinus semiflavus in the USA. Aphidius colemani is also an important natural enemy in North and South America. The second and third aphid nymphal instars are usually preferred by ovipositing parasites (Hågvar and Hofsvang, 1991) with older nymphs usually avoided as they result in small parasite adults emerging which leave few offspring; though Aphidius gifuensis prefers third and fourth instars (van Emden et al., 1969). Parasites often use aphid honeydew as a host-finding cue (Hågvar and Hofsvang, 1991).

Coccinellids, adults and larvae, are important predators worldwide, particularly Adonia spp., Coccinella spp., Hippodamia spp. and Scymnus spp. Coccinella septempunctata and Chilomese sexmaculata were the most abundant predators in potatoes, and other crops, in India (for example, Raj, 1989; Gupta and Yadava, 1989). Important syrphid larvae predators worldwide include Episyrphus balteatus, Ischiodon scutellaris, Metasyrphus corollae and Scaeva pyrastri. Kumar et al. (1987) provided a key for syrphid larvae that prey on M. persicae in India.

Van Emden et al. (1969) provided an extensive list of known natural enemies of M. persicae, which has been updated from the literature to 1996. Halima et al. (1993) described parasites and predators attacking M. persicae in Tunisia, and Nakata (1995) described fluctuations of aphids and their natural enemies on potato in Japan. In India, the common myna bird (Acridotheres tristis) was recorded preying on M. persicae in cumin (Gupta and Yadava, 1989).

Kish et al. (1994) described infestation of M. persicae by Verticillium lecanii on peach leaves, and Beauveria bassiana and Conidiobolus sp. on potatoes; while aphids collected from weeds growing in and near a peach orchard were infected with Entomophaga chromaphidis, Conidiobolus obscurus and V. lecanii. Aphids on potatoes and non-solanaceous hosts in Idaho, USA, were infected with Pandora neoaphidis, Chromaphidis and Conidiobolus spp. (Kish et al., 1994). Li et al. (1992) described Entomophthorales in China. Pathogenicity of these fungi is greatest when humidity is high.

Impact

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M. persicae is the most important aphid virus vector. It has been shown to transmit well over 100 plant virus diseases, in about 30 different families, including many major crops. Persistent viruses transmitted include Beet western yellows virus, Beet yellows virus, Beet mild yellowing virus, Pea enation mosaic virus, Bean leaf roll virus, Potato leaf roll virus and several viruses of tobacco (for example, Tobacco vein-distorting virus, Tobacco yellow net virus). Many more are transmitted by the non-persistent method, including Potato virus Y, Cucumber mosaic virus, Clover yellow vein virus, Alfalfa mosaic virus, Pepper veinal mottle virus, Plum pox virus, Lettuce mosaic virus and Tobacco vein mottling virus.

Direct feeding damage can result in stunting and reduced root weight, but populations on most crops do not reach levels causing obvious symptoms such as chlorosis or leaf curling, and the production of copious honeydew with associated sooty mould. However, significant yield losses can arise from direct damage on potatoes (Sexson et al., 2005) and visible distortion of leaves can occur on peach in the spring as well as on peppers and flower crops in greenhouses.

M. persicae is a major pest everywhere potatoes are grown. It is the most important vector of Potato leafroll virus (PLRV), which causes leaf roll and tuber rot necrosis. Seed potatoes have low tolerance for PLRV and low aphid populations can be very damaging.

Yield losses in sugarbeet due to beet yellows are more serious if infection occurs early in the season and can be up to 30-50%, with an increase also in the impurities present in the harvested sugar.

On peach (the primary host) the aphid causes twisting of the young leaves and on nectarines, pitting on and discoloration of the young fruits (Barbagallo et al., 2007).

Threatened Species

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Threatened SpeciesConservation StatusWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Asclepias meadii (Mead's milkweed)NatureServe; USA ESA listing as threatened speciesIllinois; Iowa; KansasHerbivory/grazing/browsingUS Fish and Wildlife Service (2003)

Risk and Impact Factors

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Impact mechanisms
  • Herbivory/grazing/browsing

Diagnosis

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Methods have been developed for diagnosing economically important characteristics of field-collected aphids. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is widely used to detect plant viruses carried by M. persicae (for example, Carlebach et al., 1982; Reinhardt et al., 1988). Levels of insecticide resistance in individual aphids can be estimated from their esterase content measured by immunoassay, and DNA diagnostic methods for resistant M. persicae have also been developed (Field et al., 1997).

Detection and Inspection

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On Prunus persica, inspect for curled leaves, in which colonies develop in early spring.

Monitoring is important in field crops, but M. persicae transmits viruses of crops such as sugar beet and potato at low densities, and is therefore difficult to detect on the crop before the damage is done. Suction and yellow traps are the most efficient way to detect first migration of winged aphids into the crop. Networks of suction traps have been developed to monitor migrating aphids, for example, the Rothamsted Insect Survey in the UK and AGRAPHID in France (Hulle et al., 1987), as part of the 'Euraphid' forecasting system in European Union countries. Much effort has been expended on developing forecasting methods, for example for sugarbeet (Harrington et al., 1989). Appropriate applications of insecticides are often based on monitoring data. Insecticide application in sugar beet against M. persicae is only necessary when aphids are carrying yellows viruses. Vertical nets placed downwind of fields of infected potato plants can be used to quantify the proportion of M. persicae carrying virus (diagnosed by use of ELISA; see Diagnosis).

Similarities to Other Species/Conditions

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M. persicae is a member of a group of closely related and very similar-looking species in the subgenus Nectarosiphon. Some of these are specific to particular host plants and confined to Europe; see Blackman and Paterson (1986) for a key to these. Others are more widely distributed: Myzus certus is a red species that restricts its feeding to Caryophyllaceae and Violaceae, and occurs in Europe and North America. This species does not host-alternate to peach; a sexual generation, with wingless males, can occur on Caryophyllaceae. Myzus dianthicola is a deep yellow-green colour and is only known from carnations (Dianthus) causing chlorotic patches on the leaves. It is recorded from USA, Europe and New Zealand, and has no sexual phase.

Myzus antirrhinii is mid-green to dark grey green and rather polyphagous. It forms dense colonies on certain host plants, for example, Buddleja, Antirrhinum and Pittosporum, but it sometimes also occurs on field crops. Production of winged morphs is rather sporadic, and it has no sexual phase. M. antirrhinii is known from western USA and Canada, Europe and Australia.

Myzus nicotianae occurs in most parts of the world where tobacco is grown. It has slight but consistent morphological differences from M. persicae and Blackman (1986) gives linear discriminant functions for winged and wingless females, but the two taxa can only be reliably separated using multivariate morphometrics.

M. nicotianae is anholocyclic (permanently parthenogenetic) almost everywhere, but has a sexual phase on peach in some parts of the world (for example, northern Greece) and some hybridization with M. persicae may occur, which would account for the fact that it has the same genes for insecticide resistance as M. persicae (Field et al., 1994), and the same resistance-linked chromosomal translocation. Because the extent of gene flow between the two taxa is still uncertain, and because the two are confused in the literature, data for M. nicotianae is here included in the treatment of M. persicae.

Electrophoretic techniques can distinguish between M. persicae and M. antirrhinii, based on patterns of esterases (Ffrench-Constant et al., 1988; Blackman and Spence, 1992).

Two other widely distributed and polyphagous pest species are less closely related but liable to confusion with M. persicae: the shallot aphid, Myzus ascalonicus, which is straw-coloured with contrastingly black tips to antennae and legs, and Myzus cymbalariae, which is yellowish brown to dark reddish brown. Both these species have siphunculi much shorter than those of M. persicae. The preferred hosts of both species are in Alliaceae and Caryophyllaceae.

Prevention and Control

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Due to the variable regulations around (de)registration of pesticides, your national list of registered pesticides or relevant authority should be consulted to determine which products are legally allowed for use in your country when considering chemical control. Pesticides should always be used in a lawful manner, consistent with the product's label.

Chemical Control

As M. persicae is mainly important as a virus vector, a high level of control as provided by insecticides is often required. However, insecticides are relatively ineffective for non-persistent viruses, because transmission by the aphid occurs in just a few seconds. Moreover, there are varied restrictions on active ingredients in different parts of the world, and further restrictions on formulation, method of application, crop and time of year. Additionally, resistance to most groups of insecticides that defeats their use has appeared in many places (Foster et al., 2007; Bass et al., 2014). The aphid has several mechanisms conferring resistance primarily to different groups of insecticides; amplification of carboxylesterase for organophosphate insecticides, insensitive target site (MACE) against dimethyl carbamates, knock-down resistance (kdr and super-kdr) against pyrethroids and most recently a mechanism known as Nic-R++ against neonicotinoids (Bass et al., 2011). Other insecticides such as pymetrozine and flonicamid may therefore be required to obtain adequate control of the aphid, and diamide insecticides should become available in the future. 

IPM Programmes

Insecticidal soaps have been found useful in greenhouses, where they have low toxicity to many beneficial organisms. The fungal pathogen Lecanicillium lecanii is compatible with insecticides and is effective against M. persicae in a wide range of greenhouse crops, but only where high humidities can be maintained. In field crops, however, the main form of IPM is the modification of choice of insecticide and time of application to minimise damage to indigenous natural enemies

Biological Control

Releasing natural enemies produced by commercial breeding companies has become a routine component in the control of M. persicae on greenhouse crops (Powell and Pell, 2007). Here lacewing larvae have given good control on aubergines, and the midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza has proved an effective predator of the aphid on peppers. However. Most releases are of parasitoids of M. persicae, the main species being Aphidius colemani, Aphidius matricariae and Aphidoletes abdominalis

Host-Plant Resistance

Host-plant resistance to insects is commonly based on secondary plant chemistry. As M. persicae can attack plants in many unrelated botanical families, such resistance is hard to obtain, and the focus has been more on morphological plant characters. Glandular trichomes on potatoes are an important resistance factor. Gibson and Pickett (1983) described the release of the repellent aphid alarm pheromone chemical, (E)-ß-farnesene, from these glandular hairs of wild potato. Trichomes also release a sticky exudate, which immobilizes aphids, and contains toxic sucrose ester compounds, shown to inhibit settling and probing. Glandular hairs have been bred into resistant potato cultivars (Vallejo et al., 1994). Gatehouse et al. (1996) reported enhanced resistance to M. persicae in transgenic potato plants expressing lectins, but such plants present a potential toxicity hazard to humans and have not been commercialised.

Increased waxiness in brassicas decreased aphid colonization, mainly due to a non-preference resistance mechanism (Stoner, 1992).

Cultural Control

Most cultural measures are aimed at reduction of the virus problem, and are particularly important when rapidly transmitted non-persistent viruses are involved. Among cultural control methods recommended  are early sowing (e.g. of potatoes), weed management and the use of certified seeds, known to be virus-free (for example, seed potatoes). In peach orchards normal pruning procedures on peach to reduce the number of overwintering eggs are effective control against overwintering eggs. This in turn is also beneficial to crops to which aphids migrate in summer. In potatoes, sprout inhibitor is sprayed to reduce emergence of infested volunteer plants which could serve as reservoirs of infection for the following year's crop. In sugarbeet, where beet itself is the most important reservoir of infection, elimination of overwintering plants is important.

Some success in reducing M. persicae numbers and virus has been achieved in high value field crops by the expensive technique of laying aluminium foil between the plant rows to reflect the sky and disorientate arriving aphids. This approach has been modified and costs reduced by spraying the crop with highly reflective kaolin-based particles (Glenn and Puterka, 2005). Lightweight row covers ('horticultural fleece') of spun-bonded polyester or polyethylene can protect seedlings from viruliferous M. persicae (Harrewijn et al., 1991); the plants grow through the fleece as they get older.

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