Cinara (Cupressobium) mordvilkoi (Pasek, 1954)

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: 41-42

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.3851638

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F8788-FFC8-FFE1-A8E5-FB0414424305

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Cinara (Cupressobium) mordvilkoi (Pasek, 1954)
status

 

Cinara (Cupressobium) mordvilkoi (Pasek, 1954)  

Fig. 116 View Fig

Diagnosis

Similar to C. juniperi   and sometimes difficult to distinguish. Aptera 2.7–3.2 mm. C. mordvilkoi   is slightly larger and its wax dusting is thinner and more evenly distributed, posterior part of abdomen often more or less shiny. Colour in both adults and juveniles – at least in Finnish material – greyish olive without reddish tinge. Spinopleural sclerites present on thorax but absent or strongly reduced on abdomen.

Durak (2011) made a DNA study combined with morphological analyses of the two species, confirmed their distinctness, and found some statistically significant distinguishing characters (all apparently related to size): see Table 1 View Table 1 .

Holocyclic, monoecious on Juniperus communis   . In spring on thin twigs, in summer moving to roots and stems at ground level. Recorded hosts

Recorded hosts

Cupressaceae   : Juniperus communis   *.

Distribution

F.

F4 (F3) Hind tibiae pale or with a pale zone between the dark knee and apex ................................. ............................................................................. Cinara (Cupressobium) Börner, 1940  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aphididae

Genus

Cinara