Morphological and cytochrome oxidase 1 (Cox1) data show that Aphis floridanae Tissot (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is not synonymous with A. nasturtii Kaltenbach. Instead, A. floridanae matches the morphological characters of A. impatientis Thomas. Additionally, the range of cytochrome oxidase 1 (Cox1) pair-wise distance of the multiple collections of A. impatientis on Cornus spp., Impatiens spp. and Erechtites hieraciifolius (L.) Raf. ex DC. is 0–0.39%. Therefore, we conclude that A. floridanae Tissot, 1933 is a junior synonym of A. impatientis Thomas, 1878, new synonymy. In addition, A. impatientis is re-described, including first descriptions of the ovipara and alate male of that species.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Apr 27 2018|
Lagos-Kutz, D., Halbert, S. E., Voegtlin, D. J., & Hartman, G. L. (2018). Revision of the taxonomic status of Aphis floridanae Tissot (Hemiptera: Aphididae) using morphological and molecular insight. Insecta Mundi, (0627), 1-10.