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Aphis fabae (Bean aphid)

Synonyms: Aphis fabae

Wikipedia Abstract

The black bean aphid (Aphis fabae) is a tiny black insect in the Aphis genus, with a broad, soft body, a member of the order Hemiptera. Other common names include blackfly, bean aphid and beet leaf aphid. In the warmer months of the year it is found in large numbers on the undersides of leaves and on the growing tips of host plants, including various agricultural crops and many wild and ornamental plants. Both winged and wingless forms exist and at this time of year, they are all females.
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Infraspecies

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Achillea ptarmica (Sneezewort)[1]
Aegopodium podagraria (bishop's goutweed)[1]
Angelica sylvestris (woodland angelica)[1]
Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[1]
Arctium lappa (Great Burdock)[1]
Arctium minus (Common Burdock)[1]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[1]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[1]
Campanula rapunculoides (Creeping Bellflower)[1]
Campanula trachelium (Nettle-leaved Bellflower)[1]
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse)[2]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[2]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[2]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[2]
Clematis viticella (Italian leather flower)[1]
Dahlia pinnata (pinnate dahlia)[1]
Datura stramonium (moonflower)[1]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[1]
Deutzia scabra (fuzzy pride-of-Rochester)[1]
Digitalis purpurea (purple foxglove)[1]
Euonymus europaeus (European spindletree)[1]
Euonymus fortunei (Gaiety)[1]
Fallopia convolvulus (dullseed cornbind)[1]
Galium album (white bedstraw)[1]
Galium aparine (stickywilly)[2]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[1]
Lysimachia vulgaris (garden yellow loosestrife)[1]
Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)[1]
Matricaria chamomilla (German chamomile)[1]
Matricaria discoidea (pineapple weed)[2]
Papaver rhoeas (corn poppy)[1]
Persicaria minor (ladysthumb smartweed)[1]
Petrosedum pruinatum (reflexed stonecrop)[1]
Philadelphus coronarius (sweet mock orange)[1]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[1]
Rheum rhaponticum (false rhubarb)[1]
Ribes aureum (golden currant)[1]
Rumex crispus (narrowleaf dock)[1]
Rumex oblongifolius (bluntleaf dock)[2]
Scorzonera hispanica (black salsify)[1]
Solanum dulcamara (deadly nightshade)[1]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]
Solanum melongena (Baingun cultivated eggplnat)[1]
Solanum nigrum (Black or Garden Nightshade)[1]
Spiraea chamaedryfolia (Germander meadowsweet)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Tripleurospermum inodorum (scentless false mayweed)[2]
Tropaeolum majus (nasturtium)[1]
Urtica spatulata (dwarf nettle)[1]
Valeriana officinalis (garden valerian)[1]
Vernonanthura cuneifolia (Mugwort)[1]
Viburnum lantana (wayfaring tree)[1]
Viburnum opulus (European cranberrybush)[2]
Vicia dumetorum[1]
Vicia ervilia (blister vetch)[1]
Vicia faba (Field Bean)[1]
Vicia grandiflora (large yellow vetch)[1]
Vicia hybrida (hairy yellow vetch)[1]
Vicia johannis[1]
Vicia lutea (smooth yellow vetch)[1]
Vicia narbonensis (purple broad vetch)[1]
Vicia pisiformis (Pea Vetch)[1]
Vicia pubescens[1]
Vicia sativa (narrowleaf vetch)[1]
Vicia tetrasperma (lentil vetch)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]

Predators

Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)[2]
Adalia bipunctata (twospotted lady beetle)[2]
Adalia decempunctata <Unverified Name>[2]
Aegithalos caudatus (Long-tailed Bushtit)[2]
Alloxysta pleuralis <Unverified Name>[2]
Anatis ocellata <Unverified Name>[2]
Anthocoris nemorum (Common Flower Bug)[2]
Aphidecta obliterata (Larch Ladybird)[2]
Aphidius avenae[2]
Apolygus spinolae[2]
Atlantoraphidia maculicollis (Snakefly)[2]
Baccha elongata[2]
Blepharidopterus angulatus (Black-kneed Capsid)[2]
Brumus quadripustulatus (Pine Ladybird )[2]
Calvia quatuordecimguttata (Cream-spot Ladybird)[2]
Chrysopa perla (Perly Green Lacewing)[2]
Chrysoperla carnea (Green Lacewing)[2]
Coccinella septempunctata (sevenspotted lady beetle)[2]
Cyanistes caeruleus (Blue Tit)[2]
Dasysyrphus albostriatus[2]
Dasysyrphus hilaris <Unverified Name>[2]
Dasysyrphus pinastri[2]
Dasysyrphus tricinctus[2]
Dasysyrphus venustus[2]
Delichon urbicum (Common house-martin and northern house-martin)[2]
Deraeocoris ruber[2]
Dicyphus errans[2]
Didea fasciata[2]
Epistrophe eligans[2]
Epistrophe grossulariae[2]
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)[2]
Eriozona erratica[2]
Eudioctria tibialis[3]
Eupeodes corollae[2]
Eupeodes latifasciatus[2]
Eupeodes luniger[2]
Eupeodes nitens[2]
Ficedula hypoleuca (European Pied Flycatcher)[2]
Harmonia axyridis (Harlequin Ladybird)[2]
Heringia heringi[2]
Holopogon albipilosus[3]
Leptus trimaculatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Leucozona glaucia[2]
Leucozona laternaria[2]
Leucozona lucorum[2]
Lophophanes cristatus (European Crested Tit)[2]
Lygus pratensis (Common Meadow Bug)[2]
Malachius bipustulatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Melangyna umbellatarum[2]
Melanostoma mellinum[2]
Melanostoma scalare[2]
Meligramma cincta <Unverified Name>[2]
Meliscaeva auricollis[2]
Meliscaeva cinctella[2]
Miris striatus[2]
Muscicapa striata (Spotted Flycatcher)[2]
Myzia oblongoguttata <Unverified Name>[2]
Neolygus viridis[2]
Nineta vittata[2]
Orthotylus marginalis[2]
Paragus haemorrhous[2]
Parasyrphus annulatus[2]
Parasyrphus lineolus <Unverified Name>[2]
Parasyrphus malinellus[2]
Parasyrphus punctulatus[2]
Parasyrphus vittiger <Unverified Name>[2]
Parus major (Great Tit)[2]
Passer montanus (Eurasian Tree Sparrow)[2]
Pauesia pini[2]
Periparus ater (Coal Tit)[2]
Phytocoris ulmi[2]
Picromerus bidens (Spined Stink Bug )[2]
Pipiza luteitarsis[2]
Pipiza quadrimaculata[2]
Pipizella virens[2]
Plagiognathus arbustorum[2]
Platycheirus albimanus <Unverified Name>[2]
Platycheirus angustatus[2]
Platycheirus clypeatus[2]
Platycheirus granditarsus <Unverified Name>[2]
Platycheirus manicatus[2]
Platycheirus occultus[2]
Platycheirus peltatus[2]
Platycheirus scambus[2]
Platycheirus scutatus[2]
Platycheirus splendidus[2]
Platycheirus tarsalis <Unverified Name>[2]
Poecile montanus (Willow Tit)[2]
Poecile palustris (Marsh Tit)[2]
Propylea quatuordecimpunctata <Unverified Name>[2]
Psallus ambiguus[2]
Psallus betuleti[2]
Regulus ignicapilla (Firecrest)[2]
Scaeva pyrastri[2]
Scaeva selenitica[2]
Sphaerophoria fatarum[2]
Sphaerophoria interrupta[2]
Sphaerophoria scripta[2]
Syrphus ribesii (Summer Fly)[2]
Syrphus vitripennis[2]

Providers

Mutual (symbiont) 
Camponotus ligniperdus (Carpenter ant)[2]
Formica fusca (silky ant)[2]
Lasius niger (Black garden ant)[2]

Consumers

Mutual (symbiont) 
Formica fusca (silky ant)[2]
Lasius niger (Black garden ant)[2]
Parasitized by 
Alloxysta pleuralis <Unverified Name>[2]

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 2Ecology of Commanster 3Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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