Aleurodaphis blumeae van der Goot, 1917,

Jiang, Li-Yun & Qiao, Ge-Xia, 2011, A review of Aleurodaphis (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Hormaphidinae) with the description of one new species and keys to species, ZooKeys 135, pp. 41-56: 45-46

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Aleurodaphis blumeae van der Goot, 1917
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Aleurodaphis blumeae van der Goot, 1917  http://species-id.net/wiki/Aleurodaphis_blumeaeFigs 1-2

Aleurodaphis blumeae  van der Goot, 1917: 240.

Aleurodaphis nobukii  Shinji, 1923: 301.

Astegopteryx japonica  Takahashi, 1923: 150.

Aleurodaphis sinisalicis  Zhang, 1982: 20. syn. n.

Aleurodaphis blumeae  van der Goot: Takahashi 1921: 92; Takahashi 1923: 150; Takahashi 1924: 98; Raychaudhuri et al. 1980: 362; Ghosh 1988: 256; Noordam 1991: 47; Tao 1990: 59; 1999: 17; Remaudière and Remaudière 1997: 179; Sorin and Miyazaki 2004: 166.

Comments.

The type specimens of Aleurodaphis sinisalicis  Zhang, 1982 were checked, including 48 apterous viviparous females, 25 July 1963, Sichuan (Guanxian County), No. Y0399, on Salix  sp., coll. G. X. Zhang and T. S. Zhong. The result confirmed the queries of Blackman and Eastop (1994) and Remaudière and Remaudière (1997) that Aleurodaphis sinisalicis  (Fig. 2) was a synonym of Aleurodaphis blumeae  (Fig. 1).

The original descriptions of Aleurodaphis sinisalicis  Zhang, 1982 were accurate, but the morphological characters of Aleurodaphis blumeae  in his diagnosis were wrong. Perhaps, this is the main reason why Zhang (1992) described it as a new species. In the original descriptions of Aleurodaphis sinisalicis Zhang, 1982, the diagnosis was: the ratio of body length to antennae length was 4.70 ( Aleurodaphis blumeae  : 2.70), the base of cauda restricted ( Aleurodaphis blumeae  : not restricted), and the anal plate bilobed ( Aleurodaphis blumeae  : not bilobed). Actually, the morphological characters of Aleurodaphis blumeae  in this diagnosis were inaccurate. In A. blumeae, the ratio of body length to antennae length was 4.80 instead of 2.70, the base of cauda restricted instead of not restricted, and the anal plate bilobed instead of not bilobed.

The host plant of Aleurodaphis sinisalicis  , Salix  sp., is perhaps mis-recorded.

Material examined.

CHINA (NZMC): 6 apterous viviparous females, 17 August 2004, Guizhou (Daozhen County), No. 15597, host plants unknown, coll. J. Y. Yang; 6 apterous viviparous females, 17 July 2001, Shaanxi (Nanzheng County), No. Y8606, host plants unknown, coll. S. H. Wang; 7 apterous viviparous females, 8 September 1995, Jiangxi (Jinggangshan City), No. 10852, on Compositae, coll. G. X. Zhang; 9 apterous viviparous females and 7 alate viviparous females, 25 April 1984, Shaanxi (Yangling County), No. 64, on Carpesium cernuum  , coll. X. F. Dai; 5 alate viviparous females, May 1984, Shaanxi (Yangling County), No. Y6227, host plants unknown, coll. X. F. Dai; 3 apterous viviparous females, 26 June 1983, Zhejiang ( Lin’an City), No. Y2692, on Carpesium abrotanoides  , collector unknown; 5 apterous viviparous females, 8 April 1998, Guangxi (Napo County), No. 11772, on Callicarpa bodinieri  , coll. G. X. Qiao; 14 apterous viviparous females, 21 April 1998, Guangxi (Fangchenggang City), No. 11840, on Senecio scandens, coll. G. X. Qiao; 16 apterous viviparous females, 22 March 1998, Guangxi (Pingxiang City), No. 11580, on Plantago asiatica  , coll. G. X. Qiao; 7 apterous viviparous females, Hunan, No. 8887, on Compositae, the collector unknown; 3 apterous viviparous females and 2 nymphs, Feburary 1925, Taiwan (Taihoku), on Ficus  sp., coll. R. Takahashi (BMNH); 107 apterous viviparous females, 1 alate viviparous female and 24 nymphs, 21 May 1985, Zhejiang (Hangzhou City), on Carpesium abrotanoides  , coll. V. F. Eastop (BMNH); JAPAN (BMNH):2 apterous viviparous females and 4 nymphs, 29 August 1913, Kumamoto, on Blumea  sp., coll. Theobald; 10 alate viviparous females, 22 September 1957, Osaka, on Carpesium abrotanoides var. tumbergianum  , coll. M. Sorin; 2 apterous viviparous females, 2 alate viviparous females and 4 nymphs, 30 July 1957, Tokyo, Takao Mt., on Blumea  sp., coll. R. Takahashi; 7 apterous viviparous females and 12 nymphs, 16 August 1991, Chiba, Sayama, on Carpesium  sp., coll. D. L. Stern; KOREA (BMNH): 2 apterous viviparous females, 15 September 1963, Ulnungdo, on Mazus miguelii  , coll. W. H. Paik; 1 apterous viviparous female, July 1969, Lri, host plants unknown, coll. W. H. Paik; INDONESIA (BMNH): 6 apterous viviparous females and 2 alate viviparous females, 13 July 1916, Garoet, on Compositae, coll. D. van der Goot; MALAYSIA (BMNH): 3 apterous viviparous females and 2 nymphs, 23 September 1944,Cameron Highlands, on Blumea  sp., coll. R. Takahashi; PHILIPPINES (BMNH):1 alate viviparous female, September 1962, Davao Exp. Station, trap in Abacca grove, coll. M. R. Gavarra; 1 alate viviparous female, July 1963, Davao Exp. Station, host plants unknown, coll. M. R. Gavarra; 1 alate viviparous female, January 1964, Davao Exp. Station, host plants unknown, coll. M. R. Gavarra; 1 alate viviparous female, March 1964, Davao Exp. Station, host plants unknown, coll. M. R. Gavarra; 3 apterous viviparous females and 2 nymphs, 13 September 1964, Makiling, on Blumea  sp., coll. V. S. Calilung.

Host plants.

Carpesium cernuum  , Carpesium abrotanoides  , Carpesium abrotanoides  var. tumbergianum, Senecio scandens  , Blumea chinensis  , Callicarpa bodinieri  , Mazus miguelii  , Ficus  sp. and Plantago asiatica  . The common hosts are various Compositae.

Biology.

This species feeds on the lower surface of leaves, along the main veins. It can infest Blumea  on stems and undersides of young leaves, causing slight leaf-curl ( Calilung 1967).

Distribution.

China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippine.