Micromyzus granotiae A.K. Ghosh, M.R. Ghosh & Raychaudhuri 1970

Victor, Eastop, F. & Blackman, Roger L., 2005, Some new synonyms in Aphididae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Zootaxa 1089, pp. 1-36 : 15

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273344

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6266407

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Micromyzus granotiae A.K. Ghosh, M.R. Ghosh & Raychaudhuri 1970
status

 

Micromyzus granotiae A.K. Ghosh, M.R. Ghosh & Raychaudhuri 1970 = Kaochiaoja arthraxonis (Takahashi 1921)

We place Micromyzus granotiae , described from Garnotia sp. (?) in West Bengal, as a synonym of Kaochiaoja arthraxonis because it is clearly part of the same group, although it was described as dark brown in life with a dusky head and a coating of wax, whereas K. arthraxonis was described as shining dark brown with yellowish brown head. Apterae of Japanese populations on various Gramineae (e.g. Microstegium , Digitaria ) currently regarded as K. arthraxonis were described as salmon pink to reddish brown in life, with a black head and dorsal abdominal patch ( Miyazaki 1971, as K. pollinae ). Further work is needed to establish whether or not this is all one variable species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Aphidomorpha

Family

Aphididae

Genus

Micromyzus