Macrosiphum dryopteridis (Holman, 1959),

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Macrosiphum dryopteridis (Holman, 1959)


Macrosiphum dryopteridis (Holman, 1959) 

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Aptera 2.5–4.2 mm, yellowish green (rarely bright green). Eyes black. Abd. dorsum sclerotised (but neither darkened nor distinctly glossy), segmental borders obliterated. Siphunculi slightly swollen distally. Ant. segment 3 with 0–10 rhinaria. RIV+V less than 0.14 mm. Holocyclic, monoecious. Shady places, parks, gardens, mixed and deciduous forests. Not ant-attended.

Recorded hosts

Athyriaceae  : Athyrium distentifolium  , A. filix-femina  *; Cystopteridaceae  : Gymnocarpium dryopteris  , G. robertianum  ; Dennstaedtiaceae  : Pteridium aquilinum  ; Dryopteridaceae  : Dryopterix carthusiana  *, D. cristata  *, D. dilatata  , D. filix-mas  ; Polypodiaceae  : Polypodium vulgare  ; Thelypteridaceae  : Phegopteris connectilis  , Thelypteris palustris  .


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