Geoica utricularia (Passerini, 1856),

Albrecht, Anders Christian, 2015, Identification guide to Nordic aphids associated with mosses, horsetails and ferns (Bryophyta, Equisetophyta, Polypodiophyta) (Insecta, Hemiptera, Aphidoidea), European Journal of Taxonomy 145, pp. 1-55: 21-22

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2015.145

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F6A3EA6C-9080-4DC7-9EF9-4C4DBEB4086F

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3793915

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC8787-A502-BF30-FDBE-FD39637AB3E4

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Geoica utricularia (Passerini, 1856)
status

 

Geoica utricularia (Passerini, 1856) 

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Diagnosis

Apterae 1.2–2.2 mm, cream to light brown, dusted with white wax. Legs and antennae short and stout, tarsi two-segmented. Body with numerous brown spatulate hairs. Dioecious, alternating between leaf

galls on pistachio Pistacia  ( Anacardiaceae  ) and grasses ( Poaceae  ). In Northern Europe anholocyclic on grass roots ( Poaceae  ). I have observed a few individuals feeding on Polytrichum commune  * ( Polytrichaceae  ) in a Lasius flavus  nest mound during extreme drought when the grasses had dried out. Always accompanied by Lasius  ants.

Distribution

D F S.

Recorded moss host

Polytrichaceae  Polytrichum commune  (occasionally).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Aphidomorpha

Family

Aphididae

Genus

Geoica