Plymouth Rock, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA September 15, 2008 Size: 2- mm
Drepanaphis acerifoliae, identified by D.M. Lagos, PhD candidate, U of Illinois (MANY THANKS).
She says: "Smith and Dillery (1968) stated that Acer saccharinum, silver maple, is the major host plant. Also A. rubrum, red maple, and A. saccharum, sugar maple, are in their list as host plants of Drepanaphis acerifoliae." The reference she used is "The genus Drepanaphis Del Guercio (Hoptera: Aphididae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 61(1): 185-204.
Collected in a Malaise trap, Aug 24 to Sep 15, 2008, set in a woodland, with many hard maples.
Contributed by MJ Hatfield on 21 April, 2009 - 9:04pm Last updated 31 October, 2012 - 1:50pm
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