Adelges (Dreyfusia) merkeri (Eichhorn, 1957)

Albrecht, Anders Christian, 2017, Illustrated identification guide to the Nordic aphids feeding on Conifers (Pinophyta) (Insecta, Hemiptera, Sternorhyncha, Aphidomorpha), European Journal of Taxonomy 338, pp. 1-160: 21

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.338

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:86786AB1-4A1A-4A1E-B42B-53B73D66ED60

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3851469

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F8788-FFF4-FFDC-AB13-FE8E11E043DA

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Adelges (Dreyfusia) merkeri (Eichhorn, 1957)
status

 

Adelges (Dreyfusia) merkeri (Eichhorn, 1957)  

Diagnosis

Similar to A. nordmannianae   . Neosistens: wax pore plates on inner margins of meso- and metathoracic spinal sclerites divided into 3–4 rounded areas, each with 3–8 pits. Total number of pits on the 10 central areas 26–63 (usually more than 40) ( Blackman & Eastop 1994, 2014). Holocyclic and dioecious, alternating between Picea orientalis   (p. 9) and Abies alba   . Scattered on trunk and older branches, on all parts of seedlings. Not ant-attended.

Recorded secondary hosts

Pinaceae   : Abies alba   . Holman (2009) also lists A. nordmanniana   .

Distribution

S.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Adelgidae

Genus

Adelges