Greenideinae: Cervaphidini


Light yellowish green to bright yellowish aphids with prominent supra-caudal processes on seventh tergite of abdomen; siphunculi cone-shaped. Antennae 0.5x as long as body length. Siphunculi 0.05x as long as body. Cauda broadly oval with two long hairs. Wings with veins bordered with dark pigmentation. Hind wings much reduced, without any oblique veins.

Aphids can not be easily detected on the host plants as they colonize at the bases of leaflets which are concolourous with their body colour.


Known only from India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal).

Host plant(s)

Euphorbiaceae: Phyllanthus emblica L., Securinega leucopyrus (Willd.) Mull. Arg.


Aptera: Length of body 1.68, width 1.05; antennae 0.86, segments III: IV: V: 0.32: 0.18: (0.19+0.09); u.r.s. 0.10; h.t.2 0.12; siphunculi 0.08.
Alata: Length of body 1.29, width 0.59; antennae 0.83, segments III: IV: V: 0.33: 0.16: (0.15+0.079); u.r.s. 0.09; h.t.2 0.12; siphunculi 0.06.

Seasonal occurrence

Almost throughout the year with heavy infestation during winter; January-March, August in and around Bangalore.

Natural enemies

Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Scymnus (Pullus) castaneus Sicard.