Idiopterus nephrelepidis Davis, 1909,

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: 39-40

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Idiopterus nephrelepidis Davis, 1909


Idiopterus nephrelepidis Davis, 1909 

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Diagnosis based on Heie (1994). Aptera 1.2–1.6 mm.Apparently anholocyclic, monoecious, in N Europe in greenhouses.

Fig. 32. Idiopterus nephrelepidis Davis, 1909  . Aptera (photo Roger Blackman, from Blackman 2010 with license from The Royal Entomological Society).


Recorded hosts

Aspleniaceae  : Asplenium adiantum-nigrum  ; A. ruta-muraria  , A. scolopendrium  ; Blechnaceae  : Blechnum  sp.; Dennstaedtiaceae  : Dennstaedtia  sp.; Dryopteridaceae  : Cyrtomium falcatum  ; Nephrolepidaceae  : Nephrolepis exaltata  ; Pteridaceae  : Adiantum  sp., Pteris  sp.


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