A new species of Aphis in Minnesota (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on narrow-leaved purple coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia

D. M. Lagos, David Voegtlin

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Aphis echinaceae, n. sp. is described from specimens collected in Douglas County, Minnesota, on Echinacea angustifolia (DC). The aphid is illustrated with biométrie data for alate and apterous vivipara. Its short cauda and siphunculi, and presence of secondary sensoria on antennal segments III, IV, and V in both morphs makes this Aphis morphologically similar to A. debilicornis (Gillette and Palmer), A. lugentis Williams and A. caliginosa Hottes and Frison, and root feeding aphids of the subgenus Pseudoprotaphis Kadyrbekov and genus Protaphis Borner. A diagnosis is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalGreat Lakes Entomologist
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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