Greenideinae: Greenideini


Pale to dark brown aphids with pear-shaped body and long yellowish-brown siphunculi, about one-third of body length and curved outwards apically. Nymphs yellowish brown with dark brown spots on abdominal dorsum. Alatae more narrow-bodied with longer, darker siphunculi about three-quarters of body length, and remarkably similar to alatae of G. ficicola. Feeding on young shoots and undersides of young leaves of Psidium guajava. Antennae 0.8x as long as body.


India (Karnataka, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal), Nepal.

Host plant(s)

Myrtaceae: Psidium guajava L.; Lythraceae: Lagerstromia sp.


Aptera: Length of body 2.37, width 1.31; antennae 1.96, segments III: IV: V: VI 0.46: 0.26: 0.29: (0.24+0.54); u.r.s. 0.20; h.t.2 0.12; siphunculi 0.69.

Seasonal occurrence

June-July and September-December in Karnataka; March-April.

Natural enemies

Braconidae: Aphidiinae: Cristicaudus nepalensis (Takada), Lipolexis scutellaris Mackauer, Trioxys trichosiphae Samanta & Raychaudhuri.