Cinara piceicola (Chlolodkovsky, 1896)

green-striped spruce aphid

on Picea

Cinara piceicola: aptera on Picea abies

Picea abies, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

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The apterae resemble those of C. pruinosa, but the cone-shaped siphunculi here are low and inconspicuous. In spring the form dense colonies between the bases of the needles of woody branches; in the summer they more to thicker branches and the roots. Mostly attended by ants.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea abies, glauca, obovata, orientalis, pungens, sitchensis.

synonyms

Cinara, Cinaropsis, viridescens (Cholodkovksy, 1896); Cinara stroyani Pašek, 1954; Cinaropsis cistata Börner 1952 nec Buckton.

references

Albrecht (2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a) , Blackman & Eastop, Börner & Franz (1956a), Danielsson (1974a), Heie (1995a), Lampel & Burgener (1966a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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