Myzus ascalonicus

Victor, Eastop, F. & Blackman, Roger L., 2005, Some new synonyms in Aphididae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Zootaxa 1089, pp. 1-36: 29

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273344

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6946AD0A-913F-075B-FEA0-FE85FDD60292

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Plazi

scientific name

Myzus ascalonicus
status

 

Myzus ascalonicus   Doncaster 1946 transferred to Myzus   subgenus Sciamyzus  

This widely distributed polyphagous species (the Shallot Aphid) has previously been placed in Myzus   subgenus Nectarosiphon   , but apart from the clavate siphunculi it has little in common with members of that subgenus. We consider it is more usefully placed in subgenus Sciamyzus   along with the superficially rather similar aphid M. cymbalariae   , although it has certain features (shape of siphunculi, shape of antennal tubercles, dorsal abdominal sclerotic pattern of alatae and peculiar antennal sensoriation of alatae) that set it apart from all other Myzus   and, together with total absence of a sexual phase, suggest a possible hybrid origin.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Aphidomorpha

Family

Aphididae

Genus

Myzus