Piceaphis Zhang, Chen, Zhong & Li 1999,

Victor, Eastop, F. & Blackman, Roger L., 2005, Some new synonyms in Aphididae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Zootaxa 1089, pp. 1-36: 18

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Piceaphis Zhang, Chen, Zhong & Li 1999


Piceaphis Zhang, Chen, Zhong & Li 1999  = Macrosiphoniella Del Guercio 

The holotype of Piceaphis piceaphis  , described from Picea  sp. in NW China ( Zhang et al. 1999), has been examined and found to be a Macrosiphoniella  , close to M. nitida Börner  which feeds on Artemisia  . Although Picea  is unlikely to be a normal host, it is of interest to note that the somewhat similar species M. sejuncta  , an Achillea  feeder, was also originally described from a conifer, Cedrus  libani (as Larix cedrus  ; Walker 1848).