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Palm Aphid

Scientific Name
Cerataphis lataniae
Scientific Author
(Boisduval, 1867)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Apterae oval, flattened, shiny brown or orange-brown, with a flat white marginal fringe of white wax, Body length 1.0-1.6 mm. Antennae almost 0.14-0.15 times as long as body. Processus terminalis 0.2 times as long as the base of the antennal segment. Siphunculi pore like and cauda rounded.

Resembles C. brasiliensis, and the two have been confused in the past, but it lacks the one or more pairs of dagger-like hairs on the underside of the head of C. brasiliensis.
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Specimen Contact
New Zealand Arthropod Collection
Author
Crosby, T.K.
Created
24/06/2013 11:59 AEST
Last Updated
24/06/2013 12:08 AEST
Citation
Crosby, T.K. (2013) Palm Aphid (Cerataphis lataniae) Updated on 6/24/2013 12:08:34 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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