Brachycaudus (Brachycaudus) helichrysi (Kaltenbach, 1843)

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: 43-44

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.3851596

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F8788-FFCA-FFE3-A8BE-FA391442417D

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Brachycaudus (Brachycaudus) helichrysi (Kaltenbach, 1843)
status

 

Brachycaudus (Brachycaudus) helichrysi (Kaltenbach, 1843)  

Diagnosis

Aptera 1–1.8 mm, pale green, yellow or yellowish white, ovoid, slightly dorsoventrally flattened. Appendages apically darkened. Siphunculi conical, 1–1.5 times as long as wide. Holocyclic, dioecious, alternating between Prunus   ( Rosaceae   ) and Asteraceae   and Boraginaceae   . Cryptomeria   is hardly a true host. Often attended by ants, but no record from conifers.

Recorded coniferous hosts

Cupressaceae   : Cryptomeria japonica   ?

Distribution

D F I N S.

F6 (F2 F5) Siphunculi parallel-sided, more than 4 times as long as wide .......... Myzus Passerini, 1860