Cinara (Cinara) pinea (Mordvilko, 1895)

Albrecht, Anders Christian, 2017, Illustrated identification guide to the Nordic aphids feeding on Conifers (Pinophyta) (Insecta, Hemiptera, Sternorhyncha, Aphidomorpha), European Journal of Taxonomy 338, pp. 1-160: 37

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.338

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:86786AB1-4A1A-4A1E-B42B-53B73D66ED60

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3851499

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F8788-FFC4-FFEC-AB36-FB70101347B3

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Cinara (Cinara) pinea (Mordvilko, 1895)
status

 

Cinara (Cinara) pinea (Mordvilko, 1895)  

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Diagnosis

Apterae 3–5 mm, orange-brown, red-brown, dark brown to almost black with conspicuous wax pattern and numerous brown or blackish, roundish, hair-bearing sclerites. Legs with at least knees and hind tarsi fuscous. Hairs long and thin, also on abdominal dorsum, those on legs more or less upright, on tibiae as long as or longer than width of tibia. Holocyclic, monoecious on Pinus   .

A very variable species, and probably there are more than one species involved (as also suggested by Blackman & Eastop (2015)). Mostly in open habitats: forest margins, clearings, dunes, rocks, dry meadows etc. On young shoots, terminal twigs, cone and flower bases. In spring often in dense colonies, later on usually in small groups. Almost invariably attended by ants.

Recorded hosts

Pinaceae   : Pinus banksiana   *, mugo   *, nigra   , pinea   , ponderosa   , sibirica   , sylvestris   *, spp.

Recorded attendant ants

Formicinae   : Camponotus herculeanus   *, ligniperda   *; Formica aquilonia   *, cinerea   *, fusca   *, lemani   *, pressilabris   *, polyctena   *, rufa   *, truncorum   *; Lasius niger   *, platythorax   *. Myrmicinae: Myrmica rubra   *, ruginodis   *.

Distribution

D F N S.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aphididae

Genus

Cinara