Brevicoryne crambinistataricae Bozhko 1953,

Victor, Eastop, F. & Blackman, Roger L., 2005, Some new synonyms in Aphididae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Zootaxa 1089, pp. 1-36: 9

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Brevicoryne crambinistataricae Bozhko 1953


Brevicoryne crambinistataricae Bozhko 1953  = Brevicoryne crambe Bozhko 1950 

Remaudière and Remaudière (1997) synonymised B. nigrisiphunculata Hodjat 1981  with B. crambinistataricae Bozhko. This  latter name had previously been considered a synonym of B. crambe  , but Szelegiewicz (1979) applied it to specimens collected in Armenia that were clearly distinct from crambe  . However, the description, illustrations and measurements given by Bozhko (1953) for B. crambinistataricae  more clearly relate to B. crambe Bozhko  than to nigrisiphunculata  , and a type specimen of B. crambinistataricae  in the BMNH colln (“Bozhko 62 ”) is B. crambe  (possibly Bozhko had a mixture of the two species). On the other hand, the description given by Szelegiewicz for the Armenian material clearly relates to B. nigrisiphunculata  , described from Iran.. We therefore propose that B. nigrisiphunculata  is the valid name for the species with jet black siphunculi much shorter than cauda, and long blunt dorsal hairs, and that B. crambinistataricae  should be regarded as a synonym of B. crambe  .