Melanaphis bambusae (Fullaway, 1910)

on bamboo

parasite

Apterae ± 1 mm, dark brown to black with waxy grey dorsal abdominal markings, legs and antennae mainly pale. Ant-attended.

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Arundinaria; Bambusa; Phyllostachys aurea, bambusoides, nigra; Shibataea kumasasa.

notes

In Japan, where the species is native, it has a sexual generation on Photinia villosa (Rosaceae).

references

Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a).

mod 30.i.2018