Apterous: medium-sized to large, green or red to dark brown, glossy; cornicles long and straight, dark tone to black with base lighter, slightly arcuate outwards. Antennae dark, longer than body. Cauda broad. Articulations of legs black.
Alate: green or red to dark brown. Antennae dark, longer than body. Cornicles dark with base lighter. Cauda broad, long. Articulations of legs dark.
Dioecious holocyclic on Rubus and probably anholocyclic in regions with mild climate.
Essentially on Rubus fruticosus (blackberry) rarely on other Rubus.
The blackberry aphid reproduces on leaves and young shoots in spring.