Prociphilus bumeliae (Schrank, 1801)

Albrecht, Anders Christian, 2015, Identification guide to Nordic aphids associated with mosses, horsetails and ferns (Bryophyta, Equisetophyta, Polypodiophyta) (Insecta, Hemiptera, Aphidoidea), European Journal of Taxonomy 145, pp. 1-55: 29

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Prociphilus bumeliae (Schrank, 1801)


Prociphilus bumeliae (Schrank, 1801)  


Diagnosis based on Heie (2004). Apterae about 2.9 mm, wax-covered. Two pairs of wax gland plates on head. Posterior plates on head better developed than anterior ones. A narrow pale subapical zone on RIV+V distinct. Dioecious, alternating between ash Fraxinus excelsior   (sometimes other Oleaceae   ) and fir Abies ( Pinaceae   ), where it feeds in wax-covered colonies on the roots.


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