Aphidinae: Aphidini

Common name(s)

Bamboo aphid


The aphid is nearly black grey. Dusted with white wax on head and thorax. The abdominal segment one and siphuncular area are free of wax dust. Legs and antennae pale yellow. Infest lower surface of the host and are often attended by ants.

Antenna 5 or 6 segmented, antennal segment I, II and III pale, segment IV pale but with darker apex, segment V completely dark. Siphunculi cylindrical and imbricated. Cauda dark with median constriction and globular apex. Cauda bears 4-6 hairs.

Host plant(s)

Poaceae: Phyllostachys sp.


Aptera: Length of body 1.513, width 0.645, antenna 1.082, antennal segments III: IV: V: VI 0.22: 0.148: 0.18: (0.98+ 0.30); ultimate rostral segment 0.071; h.t2 0.083; siphunculus 0.10; cauda 0.10.
Alata: Length of body 1.625, width 0.695, antenna 1.25, antennal segments III: IV: V: VI 0.292: 0.263: 0.218: (0.098+ 0.263); ultimate rostral segment 0.068; h.t2 0.093; siphunculus 0. 930; cauda 0.112.

Natural enemies


Associated ant(s)

Monomorium gracillicum Smith.