Greenidea psidii (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Greenideinae) new invasive aphid in Costa Rica
Área de conocimiento
Datos de la obra
Florida Entomologist,2009, vol 92,n. 2
Florida entomological society
The genus Greenidea comprises about 45 East Asian species of pear-shaped aphids with 6-segmented antennae, long hairy and pale reticulated siphunculi, rounded cauda with a median processus and 7.7.7 setae on first tarsal segments (Sugimoto 2008). The alatae viviparous females are more long-bodied and have longer siphunculi than the apterous ones. About half the species are included in subgenus Trichosiphum , in which the reticulation of the siphunculi is confined to the basal region. The genus occurs from Japan to Eastern Australia and from India to the Philippines (Blackman & Eastop 1994, 2006; Sugimoto 2008). They are mainly tree-living aphids and their biology is little known and sexual forms are generally unrecorded.