Macrosiphum rosae (Linnaeus) Common name: Rose aphid. and females occur in winter, mate, and the females lay eggs on rose canes. Macrosiphum rosae, the rose aphid feeding on stem of cultivated rose. Wallingford, Oxfordshire More information; Distribution map. Aphididae – Macrosiphum rosae rose aphids – Macrosiphum rosae Aphid on Rosebud – Macrosiphum rosae Big aphid – Macrosiphum rosae.

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The siphuncular cones are dark and also have many hairs.

The cauda is pale yellow. Queensland Agricultural Journal, 5: Many thanks for your message, and for providing the ID for those aphids. They turned out to be not Macrosiphum rosae but a green form of Macrosiphum weberi! I don’t think we’ve had aphids recorded on scabious on Dundreggan before, and I can’t find macrosipphum information on the Web about aphids specific to scabious, but I hope that you might be able to identify these for me?

Complex of endoparasitoids of aphids Homoptera, Aphididae on vegetables and other plants. Occurrence and transmission of facultative endosymbionts in aphids. I’ve seen some desiccated shrivelled aphid corpses near these larvae, so i’m wondering if that’s how they attack the aphids.


Aphididae on rose bushes. Mescheloff E; Rosen D, The adult aptera of Macrosiphum rosae is 1. Miles PW; Peng Z, Smith and Parron, ; Kirk et al. The abdomen may or may not have small marginal sclerites and antesiphuncular sclerites. Chaetosiphon fragaefolii feeds mxcrosiphum strawberry Fragaria spp. Whether they will return to the market or whether the remaining two will also be withdrawn remains to be seen.

Rose aphids – control and identification

We would strongly advise against the use of neonicitinoid pesticides. Aphids – pests on roses. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Rose Aphids – Control and Identification

Do you have any idea what species they might be? Journal of Macrosiphhum Ecology, 54 2: The head has spicules, and the antennae are 0.

Their siphunculi are slightly swollen rather symmetrically about their inner and outer faces, they have dark tips and a small flange. It is invasive, spreading with ease, tosae readily, and having considerable economic impact on cultivated roses. Palmer, ; Smith and Parron, Any errors in identification or information are ours alone, and rsoae would be very grateful for any corrections.

Biological control This involves the use of the natural enemies of the rose aphid to keep the number of aphids at a low level. Winged viviparae see second picture above have a dark head and thorax, a black central patch on the abdomen and dark wing veins. Don’t think those aphids have been parasitized – they show all the signs of having been eaten by midge larvae Aphidoletes – much like the ones we found eating Cavariella on the young Salix saplings in the nursery at Macrosipum See fig.


Rastitelna Zashchita, 32 Macrosiphum rosae alatae have conspicuous black sclerites along the sides of the abdomen. Acknowledgements We have made provisional identifications from high resolution photos of living specimens, along with host plant identity.

Rose aphids may become parasitized with larvae of the wasp, Lysiphlebus testaceipes Hymenoptera: Summary of Invasiveness Top of page M.

Macrosiphum rosaethe rose aphidis a species of sap-sucking insect in the family Aphididae. The Aphidoidea Hemiptera of Fennoscandia and Denmark. We fully acknowledge these authors macrosiphhum the source for the summarized taxonomic information we have presented.