Small yellowish-green aphids typically colonizing the upper sides of mature leaves of pomegranate, concentrated along the midribs and around the leaf margins; also found on flowers and, rarely, fruits. All the segments of antennae pale except processus terminalis, which is dusky. Siphunculi and cauda concolourous with body. Siphunculi are usually pale on basal half and apically darker. Legs pale with tarsi dusky to dark. Antenna almost half the length of body. Antennal segment III usually as long as siphunculi.
Throughout the Mediterranean region, Middle East, Ethiopia, India (Karnataka; Meghalaya; Tamil Nadu; West Bengal), Pakistan.
Punicaceae: Punica granatum Linn.
Aptera: Length of body 1.60, width 0.89; antennae 0.81, segments III: IV: V: VI 0.21: 0.12: 0.13: (0.09+0.17); u.r.s. 0.10; h.t.2 0.08; siphunculus 0.21; cauda 0.13.
Alata: Length of body 1.59, width 0.61; antennae 0.79, segments III: IV: V: VI 0.24: 0.16: 0.15: (0.11+0.23); u.r.s. 0.10; h.t.2 0.09; siphunculus 0.21; cauda 0.10.
June-August in and around Bangalore; January, November.
Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinella undecimpunctata L., Scymnus (Pullus) castaneus Sicard, S. (P.) coccivora Ayyar, S. (P.) latemaculatus Motschulsky.
Diptera: Syrphidae: Ischiodon scutellaris (F.).