Takecallis arundinariae (Essig, 1917),

Lee, Yerim & Lee, Seunghwan, 2018, A review of the genus Takecallis Mastumura in Korea with the description of a new species (Hemiptera, Aphididae), ZooKeys 748, pp. 131-149: 139-140

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Takecallis arundinariae (Essig, 1917)


Takecallis arundinariae (Essig, 1917)  Figs 1C, 4, Table 1

Takecallis arundinariae  Blackman, 1980.

Myzocallis bambucifoliae  Takahashi, 1921.

Myzocallis bambusifoliae  Takahashi, 1921.

Material examined.

1 alate viviparous female, Seoul, South Korea, 37°34'31"N, 126°59'51"E, on Sinoarundinaria reticulata  , W.H. Paik leg., 15.v.1960, no. 1258; 1 alate viviparous female, Seoul, South Korea, 37°34'31"N, 126°59'51"E, on Sasa kurilensis  , W.H. Paik leg., 3.xi.1971, no. 6924; 5 alate viviparous females, Hwasun, JN, South Korea, 35°3'52"N, 126°59'11"E, on unknown host, S. Lee leg., 31.iii.1999, no. 990331SH-1; 6 alate viviparous females, Chupungryeong, Gimcheon, GB, South Korea, 36°13'9"N, 127°59'51"E, on Sasa  sp., S. Lee leg., 12.v.1999, no. 990512SH-30; 5 alate viviparous females, Sanpo-myeon, Naju-si, JN, South Korea, 35°2'22"N, 126°48'21"E, on Phyllostachys bambusoidea  , G.M. Kwon leg., 12.i.2000, no. 000112GM-04; 5 alate viviparous females, Namyang-myeon, Goheung-gun, JN, South Korea, 34°43'42"N, 127°20'10"E, on Phyllostachys bambusoidea  , S. Lee leg., 14.iii.2000, no. 000314SH-2; 3 alate viviparous females, Sacheon-gun, GN, South Korea, 37°48'39"N, 128°51'17"E, on Phyllostachys bambusoidea  , S. Lee leg., 16.iii.2000, no. 000316SH-6; 4 alate viviparous females, Namhae-gun, GN, South Korea, 34°49'58"N, 127°53'53"E, on Gramineae  sp., S. Lee leg., 8.iv.2006, no. 060408SH16; 2 alate viviparous females, Taean-gun, CN, South Korea, 36°44'44"N 126°17'52"E, on Phyllostachys  sp., Y. Lee and H. Lee leg., 10.v.2014, no. 140510YR-17.


Alate viviparous female: Color in life. Head pale to bright yellow with black stripe on head dorsum, compound eye pale red. From ANT I to basal half of ANT III dark, from distal joint of ANT III to BASE dusky. Thorax pale yellow with dark stripe pattern. ABD TERG pale yellow with pair of dark dorsal tubercle. Legs pale, tarsi dark. Wing veins dark. SIPH and cauda pale. Entire body slightly covered with white wax.

Morphology. Body oval, BL 1.90-2.65 mm long. Head with three pairs of anterior and two pairs of posterior short and pointed discal setae about 0.010.02mm, median protrusion on frons developed, epicranial suture and antennal tubercle developed, head dorsum without tubercles. ANT 6-segmented, 1.22-1.39 × BL, ANT III longest with 5-10 transversely elliptical secondary rhinaria in a row on 1/4 of the segment, Ls ANT III 0.20-0.33 times as long as BD III, ANT IV-VI imbricated, ANT IV without secondary rhinaria, PT 0.94-1.27 times as long as BASE. Clypeus with nose-like processus, rostrum very short, passing over fore coxae, URS short blunted, 0.050.06 mm with four accessory setae, URS 0.13-0.23 × BASE, 0.42-0.60 × HT 2. Thorax smooth and without tubercles. Fore coxae enlarged, longest setae on TIB 0.75-1.25 × middle width of TIB, first tarsal segments with 5-7 setae, HT 2 0.10-0.12 mm long. Wing veins Co and Pts of forewing slightly dark. Dorsal ABD TERG I–VII with a pair of spinal setae on small elevations, ABD TERG VIII with a pair of spinal setae. SIPH cylindrical, 0.05-0.07 mm long bearing about 0.03-0.06 mm of single seta. Cauda knobbed 0.11-0.16 mm long with 10-15 setae. Anal plate bilobed, each lobe with 8-12 setae.


This species is originally distributed in south-east Asian countries; Korea ( Paik 1965), China ( Qiao and Zhang 2004), India (Gosh et al. 1971), Japan (Higuchu 1968), Taiwan (Higuchu 1968), and eastern Russia ( Blackman and Eastop 2017). It has invaded Europe ( Barbagallo and Ortu 2009, Basky and Neményi 2014, Giacalone and Lampel 1996, Higuchi 1968, Limonta 1990, Piron 2009, Tistispis et al. 2007), Australia ( Valenzuela et al. 2010), New Zealand ( Blackman and Eastop 2017), North America ( Coffelt and Schultz 1990), and South America ( Foureaux and Kato 1999, Lazzari et al. 1999, Simbaqueba et al. 2016).

Host plants.

Arundinaria  spp., Bambusa  spp., Dendrocalamus  spp., Phyllostachys  spp., Sasa  spp., and Sinoarundinaria reticulata  ( Poaceae  ).


Among the examined specimens, it is described that four alate viviparous females were collected on Gramineae  sp. However, this host plant is probably not a true host plant due to Takecallis  species being recorded only on bamboo species, and is probably a misidentification.