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mottled arum aphid

Scientific Name
Aulacorthum (Neomyzus) circumflexum
Scientific Author
(Buckton)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aphididae: Aphidinae: Macrosiphini)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Apterous vivipara cauda and siphunculi
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Canada: British Columbia Vancouver (Spanish Bank) 15 April 2000, Cho-Kai Chan, Host: Geum macrophyllum
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Distinguishing features: In life, apterae shiny, white, yellow to green with transverse dark sclerotic bands or paired patches on thorax, and a roughly horse-shoe shaped marking on abdomen; antennae, legs, siphunculi and cauda pale. Antennal tubercles spinulose, inner margins parallel-sided.

Related species: About 50 species are placed in the genus Aulacorthum, mainly from the eastern Palaearctic and Oriental Regions.

Life history: Monoecious, and entirely anholocyclic, sexual forms having not been recorded.

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Author
L. Mound, R. Foottit & K. Walker
Created
01/09/2007 08:19 AEST
Last Updated
31/12/2007 10:34 AEST
Citation
L. Mound, R. Foottit & K. Walker (2007) mottled arum aphid (Aulacorthum (Neomyzus) circumflexum) Updated on 12/31/2007 10:34:44 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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