International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 185–200 | Cite as

Long range migration of aphids into Sweden

  • Staffan Wiktelius


A five year study of migration of aphids across the southern part of the Baltic Sea is reported. The aphids were caught in a suction trap placed on a lighthouse 50 m from the shoreline. Large sections of the results are presented as case studies i.e. catches of aphids from periods containing at least three consecutive days with a southerly gradient wind. Some periods contained large and diverse catches and it is assumed that aphids regularly cross the Baltic Sea. The catches was largest on days when a cold front passed the trapping site within a period. MoreMyzus persicae were caught on days when the wind was southerly than on days with a northerly wind direction.


Migration Plant Physiology Wind Direction Long Range Cold Front 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Staffan Wiktelius
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant and Forest ProtectionSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden

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