By Roger L. Blackman, Victor F. Eastop
Aphids are recognized as pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry, yet also they are some of the most biologically fascinating teams of plant-feeding bugs, and hence have attracted the eye of biologists in lots of examine fields comparable to ecology, biodiversity, body structure, behaviour and genetics.
Following the winning structure of previous books at the world's aphids via a similar authors, those volumes supply a complete species-by-species account of the aphids at the world's herbaceous crops and shrubs. they are often used not just as an identity consultant and data resource for entomologists and taxonomists in the course of the international, but additionally as a special database for reports of biodiversity and insect-plant relationships. In all, 3120 aphid species in 340 genera are lined, feeding on 2150 genera of host vegetation. quantity 1 good points finished host lists and keys to the aphids colonizing each one plant genus. This info is supplemented in quantity 2 by means of a scientific account of the entire aphid species, which supplies details on their visual appeal in existence, host diversity, geographical distribution and existence cycles. There are 357 unique line drawings, 252 images of slide-mounted specimens and a thousand references.
Aphids at the World's Herbaceous crops and Shrubs is the end result of a long time of labor via major experts and gives a necessary study software and traditional reference paintings for entomologists in universities and examine institutes during the international.
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Cristatum (incl. ssp. imbricatum) A. elongatum see Elymus A. glaucum see Elymus glaucus A. imbricatum see cristatum A. intermedium see Elymus hispidus A. junceiforme see Elymus junceiformis A. littorale see Elymus hispidus ssp. graecus A. occidentale see Elymus smithii A. pectinatum (incl. pectiniforme) A. pungens see Elymus A. repens see Elymus A. semicostatum see Elymus A. smithii see Elymus A. spicatum A. tenerum see Elymus trachycaulus A. trachycaulum see Elymus A. trichophorum see Elymus hispidus ssp.
3. – ABD TERG 1 and 7 with marginal tubercles (MTu). ANT tubercles weakly developed, not projecting beyond middle of frons in dorsal view 2 ABD TERG 1 and 7 without MTu. Either ANT tubercles well developed, or SIPH absent go to key to polyphagous aphids, p. 3× cauda. 6× cauda. 2 3 All the following characters apply: SIPH and cauda both dark. Dorsal abdomen without dark markings. Hairs on dorsal side of hind femur shorter than ANT BD III. ANT III without rhinaria. Cauda with 8–11 hairs. Diameter of lateral tubercle on abdominal segment 7 is greater than ANT BD III.
55× ANT III. 7× HT II. 0× ANT III. 1× HT II. 6× HT II Brachycaudus aconiti Head spiculose with inner faces of ANT tubercles scabrous and apically convergent. SIPH pale and slightly clavate Myzus persicae Head smooth with inner faces of ANT tubercles divergent. SIPH pale and tapering or cylindrical or, if swollen, then dark at least on distal part and with polygonal reticulation 4 Dorsal abdomen with raised dusky/dark hair-bearing sclerites or scleroites. 10× BL, pale, without any subapical polygonal reticulation.