Prociphilus xylostei,

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: 27

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.3793939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC8787-A50C-BF3F-FDBB-FA1F6164B632

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Prociphilus xylostei
status

 

Prociphilus xylostei  (deGeer, 1773)

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Diagnosis

Apterae 1.2–2 mm, pale green with large wax gland plates (and wax tufts unless worn off) on head and abdomen. RIV+V = 0.2 × HT2, without pale subapical zone. Legs and antennae slender. Dioecious. Alternating between honeysuckle Lonicera  ( Caprifoliaceae  ) and thin, mycorrhizal Picea abies  roots ( Pinaceae  ), where the colonies are coated with wax wool and where the aphids may hibernate. P. xylostei  apparently has a continuous anholocyclic population on spruce roots. Common in moss samples from spruce forests.

Distribution

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