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Contribution to Aphid's fauna of Gujranwala (Punjab), Pakistan.

Shamesa Maryam ; Sandhu, A. A. ; Imran Bodlah ; Aziz, M. A. ; Ayesha Aihetasham

Punjab University Journal of Zoology 2019 Vol 34 No. 1 pp. 9-16;


Present study was aimed to explore the Aphid's fauna of Gujranwala and carried out during January to March (2016). For this purpose aphids were collected from twenty two host plants at six different localities of Gujranwala area of Punjab province, Pakistan. Total 12 species namely; Aphis craccivora, Aphis fabae, Aphis gossypii, Aphis nerii, Rhopalosiphum padi, Lipaphis erysimi, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Myzus persicae, Pentalonia nigronervosa, Sitobion avenae, Greenidea (Trichosiphum) psidii and Cinara (Cupressobium) tujafilina have been recorded for the first time from this area. General characters, measurements, distribution and host plants have been given for all recorded species. The present study can be helpful for aphid management of different plants/crops in Gujranwala District.