Macrosiphum subarcticum Robinson 1979, Robinson, 1979

Victor, Eastop, F. & Blackman, Roger L., 2005, Some new synonyms in Aphididae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Zootaxa 1089, pp. 1-36: 14

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Macrosiphum subarcticum Robinson 1979


Macrosiphum subarcticum Robinson 1979   = Macrosiphum valerianae (Clarke 1903)  

Paratypes of M. subarcticum   , described from Epilobium angustifolium   in northern Manitoba, agree fully with other material from this host in Canada in the BMNH collection identified by several authors as M. valerianae   . Types of valerianae   are lost, and Robinson suggested that it should be regarded as a nomen dubium, but there is no adequate justification for this, and this species is relatively well­known as valerianae   in western USA (e.g. Palmer, 1952; Antolin & Addicott, 1988).