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Title Taxonomy and natural history of cattail aphids, Rhopalosiphum enigmae (Hemiptera: Aphidomorpha: Aphididae), including a new synonymy and notes on ant and parasitoid associates of rhopalosiphum.

Authors Skvarla, M. J.; Miller, G. L.; Bauchan, G.; Lewis, M.; Foottit, R.; Maw, E.

Author Affiliation Department of Entomology, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.

Author Email mxs1578@psu.edu

Journal Insect Systematics and Diversity 2018 Vol 2 No. 2 pp. 2

ISSN 2399-3421


Abstract

We designate a neotype for Rhopalosiphum laconae Taber 1993 and synonymize it with Rhopalosiphum enigmae Hottes and Frison 1931 (Hemiptera: Aphididae) based on geographic, morphological, and molecular evidence. We list 16 new state/province records and provide notes on morphology and natural history for R. enigmae. Additionally, we review and include new ant and parasitoid associates of Rhopalosiphum Koch, 1854 (Hemiptera: Aphididae).
Publication type
Journal article

Publisher
Oxford University Press

Year of publication
2018

Location of publication
Cary

Country of publication
USA

Language of publication
English

Language of summary
English

Record number
20183235879

Organism descriptor
Formicidae
insects
Rhopalosiphum


Descriptor
arthropod pests
geographical distribution
insect pests
molecular taxonomy
morphology
morphotaxonomy
natural enemies
new geographic records
parasites
parasitoids
pests
plant pests
social insects
synonyms
synonymy
taxonomy


Identifier
pest arthropods
pest insects
Rhopalosiphum enigmae
Rhopalosiphum laconae
systematics


Broad Term
Hymenoptera
insects
Hexapoda
arthropods
invertebrates
animals
eukaryotes
Aphididae
Aphidoidea
Sternorrhyncha
Hemiptera