Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Psylloidea ?
Posted by Joerg Brucklacher on 08-04-2021 12:17
is this a species of Psylloidea inmidst its progeny ?
Or ist this a flying Aphidoidea ?
08.06.2020 Southern Germany, 450m
Edited by Joerg Brucklacher on 08-04-2021 12:20
Posted by Joerg Brucklacher on 08-04-2021 12:19
and on the leaf beside :
Psylloidea with the flat elder form of its larva ?
Posted by Tony Irwin on 08-04-2021 13:18
It's an aphid. What was the host plant?
Posted by Joerg Brucklacher on 08-04-2021 22:19
What's the trick to tell apart Aphid and Psylloid ?
Host plant was Acer psuedoplatanus.
Besides the two aphids in the secon picture you can see five extremely flat larvae : but these are psylloidea ?
Posted by eklans on 09-04-2021 09:02
Hi Joerg, the flat ones on the 2nd image could be psylloid larvae but it could be mites, too. For me it's not possible to see itn clearly enough.
Posted by Joerg Brucklacher on 09-04-2021 15:07
Posted by Tony Irwin on 09-04-2021 16:55
Remember that psyllids are called jumping
plant lice - so they are usually seen with their short and powerful hind legs tucked under their body, ready to jump. Aphids crawl (or fly), so they have easily visible long hind legs. Also aphids tend to fold their antennae back, but psyllid antennae stick forward.
Posted by Tony Irwin on 09-04-2021 17:08
I think these are Periphyllus
species, The first picture is probably P. acericola
, and the second picture P. testudinaceus
. (Based on leg and body colour.)
Posted by Joerg Brucklacher on 10-04-2021 15:32
Thank you - I see ...
Posted by Joerg Brucklacher on 10-04-2021 15:42
another try - to see what I've learned :
Psylloid running on Acer, spreading its antennae forward...
But strong hind legs ?? - I don't Know. Maybe aphids spread their antennae forward too when running ...
Posted by eklans on 10-04-2021 16:39
Hi Jörg, hind legs are long and weak: a winged aphid.
Could be Drepanosiphum platanoidis - the paler generation from late summer.
Posted by Joerg Brucklacher on 10-04-2021 17:17
okokok ... :)