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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Potato and Rose Aphids

What are ‘rose aphids’? Control of aphids on sweet peppers, chrysanthemums and roses in macrosiphjm greenhouses using the ladybeetles Coccinella septempunctata and Adalia bipunctata Col. Longicaudus trirhodus is found Europe, Asia and North America.

There is another quite rare aphid found on Succisa which you should watch out for called Macrosiphum weberi. Peng Z; Miles PW, Use of insecticidal oils against aphids in green spaces. In the specific parasitoid Aphidius rosae see first picture below from Europe was introduced into South Australia as part of a classical biological programme.

Their antennae are about the same length as the bodywith the basal segments paler than the rest. Note on Wahlgreniella nervata Gillette, Hemiptera: Maculolachnus submacula feed macrosiphun Rosa species including cultivated roses. Notes on some East African aphids Homoptera, Aphidoidea.

It lives in small ant attended colonies on stems of Succisa pratensis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 47 3: However, colonies can be found all summer on rose and the species is an important horticultural pest. Classical biological control of arthropods in Australia. Wagner, all rights reserved. This image also shows a predatory larva of a syrphid fly.


About thirty species of aphids feed on cultivated roses worldwide, of which twelve are known in Britain. Life cycle components and genetic variability in macrosiphumm.

Rose aphids – control and identification

Queensland Agricultural Journal, 5: Bugguide is hosted by: Classical biological control This is where a pest’s natural enemies are introduced to a new area where they do not occur naturally. Simova-Tosic D; Vukovic M, The Agricultural Society of India.

The femora do not have distinctly dark apices. It is invasive, spreading with ease, establishing readily, and having considerable economic impact on cultivated roses. A better option possibly the best for rose aphids is to knock them off the plant macrksiphum a jet of water from the garden hose. Biosystematic studies on the Aphidiidae of Israel Hymenoptera: The alate has pale greenish to mzcrosiphum thoracic lobes, with only the antennae and siphunculi noticeably darker than in the apterae.

Overwintering of rose-infesting aphids Homoptera: Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, 70 4: Report of Aphidius rosae Hym.: The influence of parasitic and predacious insects on the rose aphid Macrosiphum rosae L.

The dorsal cuticle is pitted all over. Atmospheric pollution influences the growth of aphids. See also Aphids on rose with hoverfly larva. The white egg in the picture was laid by a hoverfly – this will hatch to give a larva which will feed on the rose aphids. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. The body length of Metopolophium dirhodum apterae is 1.


Aphidoletes thompsoni and A. The body of apterous females is green-brown; the legs and the long siphunculi are brown-black and the long cauda is pale. Effect of constant temperatures on certain biological aspects of the rose aphid, Macrosiphum rosae Linnaeus Homoptera: Surely they can move faster than such a midge larva, which I’m guessing can’t move very fast, as it doesn’t appear to have any legs?

In the Middle East this aphid reproduces throughout the year on roses by viviparous parthenogenesis. Identificacion de pulgones Homoptera: Arab Journal of Plant Protection, 5 2: Prognosis of the density of populations of alate aphids of fruit-berry crops and the time of maximum activity of all species.

These mostly migrate to their secondary hoststeasels Dipsaceae and valerians Valerianaceae. Journal of Entomological Society of Iran, When several references are cited, rodae may give conflicting information on the status. Israel Journal of Entomology

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