1.4-2.5 mm.Identification file
Apterous: greenish to yellowish, translucent, difficult to see, blends in easily with leaves; cornicles long, fine and light-coloured with tip slightly coloured
Alate: pale green, antennae fine and long, patch compact, rectangular and pigmented, cornicles long, cylindrical, pale; cauda short.
Primary hosts: Hippophae (sea buckthorn) and Elaeagnus (oleaster).
Secondary hosts: Cynara (artichoke), Carduus (plumeless thistles), Cirsium (thistles)
It can cause economically important damage on crops of artichoke.
The entomophthoral fungi can restrict the size of colonies.