Greenideinae: Greenideini


Apterae small to medium-sized, yellowish brown to dark brown, with pear-shaped body. Siphunculi dark brown, very long (at least one-third of body length), curved outwards apically, and hairy. Alatae have an elongate body with dark brown abdomen and siphunculi about two-thirds of body length. Antennae 0.7-0.8 times as long as body length. Processus terminalis 2.8 times longer than the base of the last antennal segment. Siphunculi 0.34 times as long as body length.

The aphids feed on Ficus spp., on the undersides of young leaves and on shoots, but sometimes concentrate on the fruits. The aphid can be easily detected by the large number of ants attending it.


India (Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal).

Host plant(s)

Moraceae: Ficus glomerata L.; Ficus tsiela Roxb.


Aptera: Length of body 1.97, width 1.18; antennae 1.56, segments III: IV: V: VI 0.36: 0.20: 0.24: (0.14+0.40); u.r.s. 0.16; h.t.2 0.08; siphunculi 0.68.

Seasonal occurrence

December-January, June-July.

Natural enemies

Braconidae: Aphidiinae: Eoaphidius longicaudatus Samanta & Raychaudhuri, Indaphidius curvicaudatus Stary, Trioxys greenideae Stary & van Harten, T. rietscheli Mackauer, T. areolatus Samanta et al.