EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/106

First report of Aphis illinoisensis in Israel

The grapevine aphid, Aphis illinoisensis (Homoptera: Aphididae) was recently recorded for the first time in Israel. Apterous and alate viviparous females were found on shoots and leaves of Vitis vinifera at the following localities in Israel: in the Coastal Plain (Gedera in June 2007), in the Golan (Odem in 10 July 2007) and in the Judean Hills (Tsuba, June 2010). So far, this invasive aphid species is regarded as a minor pest of grape in Israel.


Barjadze S, Ben-Dov Y (2011) The grapevine aphid Aphis illinoisensis: an invasive pest in Israel. Phytoparasitica 39(1), 55–57.