Melaphis rhois (Fitch, 1866),

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: 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.3793917

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC8787-A503-BF30-FD43-FCE76152B4A6

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Melaphis rhois (Fitch, 1866)
status

 

Melaphis rhois (Fitch, 1866) 

Diagnosis

Diagnosis based on Pike et al. (2012). Resembling Pachypappella lactea  but marginal wax gland plates on segments 1–6 in six longitudinal rows (in P. lactea  in four rows on segments 3–6). Legs, antennae and rostrum short and stout; tarsi 1-segmented, ant. normally 4-segmented. RIV+V without pale subapical zone. Dioecious, alternating between leaf galls on Rhus glabra  and R. hirta  (syn. typhina, Anacardiaceae  ) and mosses (Bryophyta). In northern Europe anholocyclic on mosses. For detailed descriptions, see Pike et al. (2012).

Recorded secondary hosts

Brachytheciaceae  : Eurhynchium striatum  ; Hypnaceae  : Hyocomium armoricum  , Hypnum  ; Polytrichaceae  : Polytrichum commune  ; Sphagnaceae  : Sphagnum  .

Distribution

S (if correctly identified: Heie’s (1980) fig. 243 based on material from Sweden is probably Pachypappella lactea  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Aphidomorpha

Family

Aphididae

Genus

Melaphis