Paracletus cimiciformis von Heyden, 1837,

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: 37-39

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Paracletus cimiciformis von Heyden, 1837


Paracletus cimiciformis von Heyden, 1837 

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Aptera 2.2–3.4 mm, broadly oval, flattened, rather shining cream with brown legs and antennae. Dioecious, alternating between leaf galls on Pistacia  and roots of grasses and herbs. In N. Europe anholocyclic, normally feeding on grass ( Poaceae  ). In xerothermic habitats. Lives in association with ants, usually Tetramorium caespitum (Linnaeus, 1758)  .


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Equisetaceae  : Equisetum arvense  .