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glasshouse-potato aphid

Scientific Name
Aulacorthum solani
Scientific Author
(Kaltenbach)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aphididae: Aphidinae: Macrosiphini)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Distinguishing features: Live apterae variable in colour, shiny, white, greenish to yellow or even dull greenish brown; antennal segments, tibiae, and siphunculi with dark brown apices. Antennal tubercles spinulose with inner margins parallel-sided; siphuncles long and tapering from base to apical flange.

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

Life history: Monoecious, but both anholocyclic and holocyclic with males usually apterous, and the unusual ability to overwinter as eggs on various host plants.

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
01/09/2007 08:35 AEST
Last Updated
31/12/2007 10:35 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) glasshouse-potato aphid (Aulacorthum solani) Updated on 12/31/2007 10:35:12 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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