Adult apterae and immatures of Aphis nerii are bright yellow-orange or lemon- yellow, with dark antennae. The pictures below show live immatures on one of. Aphis nerii Oleander aphids on tropical milkweed – Aphis nerii Aphis nerii Oleander Aphid – Aphis nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe, – Aphis. Donald J. & Richard E. White. A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., Species Aphis nerii – Oleander Aphid.

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The first instar stage nymph has pale legs and siphuncles, and the end of the abdomen is rounded. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Castner, University of Florida. Habitat Fields, gardens Season mostly: While maternal effects were present, within-generation effects were much stronger and more strongly influenced aphid vital rates.

Increased host specialization resulted in lower resource-use efficiency, increased phloem throughput and ultimately higher cardenolide sequestration. Therefore, in another set of experiments, the nerii of current density and host-plant species within-generation effects on aphid vital rates were aphia.

By affecting offspring vital rates, maternal effects have the potential to influence population dynamics. This aphid is able to transmit several viruses including sugarcane mosaic potyvirus and papaya ringspot potyvirus. Inflorescence of scarlet milkweed heavily infested with oleander aphids, Aphis nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe.


Adults can be wingless apterous or winged alate. In addition, generalist insect predators such as syrphid larvae ; lacewings in the families Chamaemyiidae, Chrysopidae, and Apgis ; and coccinellid larvae have been observed feeding on aphid colonies.

Species Aphis nerii – Oleander Aphid –

Other than that, damage to aphia is primarily aesthetic. There are four nymphal stages. In both aphid species collective defense in encounters with different natural enemies was executed in a stereotypical way and was similar to responses evoked through visual stimulation.

When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Density-dependent reduction and induction of milkweed cardenolides by a sucking insect herbivore.

Vector-virus relationships of the bittergourd mosaic virus”. Females are viviparous and parthenogenetic, nerli that they deposit nymphs rather than eggs and that the progeny are clones of the adult female i.

Their bright orange color serves as a warning to predators- at best they taste awful, at worst they can kill. The host range of the oleander aphid includes several genera of Asclepiadaceae GomphocarpusAsclepiasand Calotropis and Apocynaceae Nerium and Vinca. Aphis nerii Scientific classification Kingdom: Aphididaefor winged morph production, life history, and morphology in relation to host plant permanence”.

Coccinellidae predator 10 adventive Apolinus lividigaster Mulsant, Yellow shouldered ladybird Beetle Coleoptera: Contributed by Cotinis on 25 August, – 7: Wingless female giving birth The Oleander aphid reproduces entirely by parthenogenesis without fertilization. They are probably preyed on by Hoverflies, Diptera: Thus, there does not appear to be an association of life history and morphology with aphos potential that could enhance the colonizing ability of migrant aphids.


Aphididae on leaf of neroi Swan plant Gomphocarpus fruticosus Apocynaceae Image: Aphis Insects described in Invasive insect species.

Oleander aphid Aphis nerii Hemiptera: In most parts of the world only female Oleander aphids are present. We did not observe a difference between morphs for lifetime fecundity, even though wingless aphids have larger abdomens than winged aphids and for both morphs there is nnerii significant correlation between abdomen width and fecundity.

They also fortify their cornicle secretions with these bitter, poisonous chemicals.

Aphis nerii

Host-specialized herbivores has long been hypothesized to be highly tolerant of, and sometimes sequestering, plant secondary compounds. Aphids are polymorphic — they have different body forms under different circumstances. They have been implicated in the transmission of at least 4 plant viruses.