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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.

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

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


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).