Aleurodaphis van der Goot, 1917

Jiang, Li-Yun & Qiao, Ge-Xia, 2011, A review of Aleurodaphis (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Hormaphidinae) with the description of one new species and keys to species, ZooKeys 135, pp. 41-56: 42-44

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Aleurodaphis van der Goot, 1917


Aleurodaphis van der Goot, 1917

Aleurodaphis   van der Goot, 1917: 239.

Aleurodaphis   van der Goot: Baker 1929: 86; Takahashi 1931: 92; Takahashi and Sorin 1958: 31; Raychaudhuri et al. 1980: 36; Ghosh 1988: 249; Noordam 1991: 47; Tao 1990: 58; Blackman and Eastop 1994: 551; Remaudière and Remaudière 1997: 181; Tao 1999: 17.

Type species.

Aleurodaphis blumae   van der Goot, 1917.


Body oval and flat. In apterous females: body aleyrodiform, absence of frontal horns, and wax glands arranged along the crenulated margin of body. Head and prothorax, meso- and metathorax, abdominal tergites I–VII fused, respectively; only abdominal tergite VIII free; antennae 4 or 5-segmented, primary rhinaria small and ciliated; eyes with 3 facets. Dorsal setae fine and sparse. Rostrum reaching mid-coxae, at most hind coxae. Ultimate rostral segment obviously longer than second hind tarsal segment. Legs short; first tarsal chaetotaxy: 2-4, 2-4, 2-4; dorsal-apical setae on second hind tarsal segments with funnel-shaped apex. Siphunculi ring-shaped. Cauda knobbed and anal plate bilobed. In alate viviparous females: antennae 5-segmented, with secondary rhinaria near ring-shaped, without cilia; eyes normal; first tarsal chaetotaxy: 4, 4, 4, sometimes 3 or 2; fore wings with media once branched, pterostigma extended and two cubitus fused or separated at base; hind wings with two obliques.

Host plants.

The range of host plantsin Aleurodaphis   is quite wide, including Compositae ( Aster   , Blumea   , Carpesium   , Chrysanthemum   , Kalimeris   , Ligularia   , Parasenecio   , Senecio   ), Balsaminaceae   ( Impatiens   ), Gramineae   ( Bambusa   ), Moraceae   ( Ficus   ), Plantaginaceae   ( Plantago   ), Scrophulariaceae   ( Mazus   ), Styracaceae   ( Sinojackia   ), Theaceae   ( Stewartia   ), Verbenaceae   ( Callicarpa   ) and Violaceae   .


Five species, Aleurodaphis asteris   , Aleurodaphis blumeae   , Aleurodaphis impatientis   , Aleurodaphis ligulariae   and Aleurodaphis mikaniae   , mainly feeding on Compositae species, have monoecious and anholocyclic life cycle. Aleurodaphis sinojackiae   Qiao & Jiang, sp. n. and Aleurodaphis stewartiae   can form galls on the leaves of the primary host plants, but their secondary hosts are unknown. The details of Aleurodaphis antennata   wereunreported ( Ghosh 1988; Blackman and Eastop 1994, 2006; Sorin and Miyazaki 2004).


China, Japan, India and Indonesia.

Keys to species of Aleurodaphis  

Apterous viviparous females

Alate viviparous females