Ericaphis wakibae (Hottes, 1934),

Stekolshchikov, Andrey V. & Khruleva, Olga A., 2015, Contributions to the aphid fauna (Hemiptera, Aphidoidea) of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug with descriptions of five new species, Zootaxa 4044 (1), pp. 1-44: 19

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Ericaphis wakibae (Hottes, 1934)


Ericaphis wakibae (Hottes, 1934) 

Material. 2 fund., No 10276, SSWBer, Dryas octopetala asiatica (Nakai) Nakai  , 8.vii. 2012, on flowering shoots near flowers; 1 apt., No. 10266, SSWBer, Polygonum tripterocarpum A. Gray ex Rothr.  (?accidentally), 30.vii. 2012, on leaf.

Comments. The single apterous viviparous female was collected from Polygonum tripterocarpum A. Gray ex Rothr.  and than was brought to the laboratory and put in a cage with a set of plants consisting of Polygonum tripterocarpum  , Vaccinium uliginosum  L. and Dasiphora fruticosa  (L.) Rydb. The aphid began to feed on V. uliginosum  and bore 8 nymphs, but none of them grew to adulthood.

Distribution outside Chukotka AO. North America, introduced to the United Kingdom.