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

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.3793969

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC8787-A532-BF03-FD97-F9FC625EB010

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Paracletus cimiciformis von Heyden, 1837
status

 

Paracletus cimiciformis von Heyden, 1837 

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Diagnosis

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)  .

Distribution

F S.

Recorded Pteridophyta host

Equisetaceae  : Equisetum arvense  .