Prociphilus (Prociphilus) fraxini (Fabricius, 1777)

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: 19-20

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.3851618

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F8788-FFF2-FFDB-A8FE-FACD14424128

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Prociphilus (Prociphilus) fraxini (Fabricius, 1777)
status

 

Prociphilus (Prociphilus) fraxini (Fabricius, 1777)  

Diagnosis

Apterae 1.8–2.7 mm, pale, wax-covered. Very similar to P. bumeliae   , but with posterior wax gland plates on head weakly developed, sometimes absent. Diagnosis based on Heie (2004). Holocyclic and dioecious, alternating between Fraxinus excelsior   ( Oleaceae   ) and roots of Abies   , where wax-covered colonies are formed. Not ant-attended.

Recorded secondary hosts

Pinaceae   : Abies alba   , balsamea   , nordmanniana   , sibirica   , spp.

Distribution

D N S.

Remarks

Holman (2009) also lists Prociphilus (Stagona) xylostei   from Abies   roots. See under Picea   (entry A17, p. 17).

B3 (B2) On aerial parts of the tree .................................................................................................B4 B4 (B7) Antennae at most 3-segmented. Scattered on bark or needles .........................................B5 B5 (B6) On needles .................................................................. Adelges (Aphrastasia) Börner, 1909  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aphididae

Genus

Prociphilus