Piceaphis Zhang, Chen, Zhong & Li 1999, 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).