Essigella californica (Essig, 1909)

monterey-pine needle aphid

on Pinus (Pseudotsuga)

Essigella californica: aptera on Pinus montezumae

Pinus montezumae, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

parasiet

Apterae ± 2 mm. They live solitarily on the needles.

hostplants

Pinaceae, almost monophagous

Pinus halepensis, montezumae, pinaster, radiata, strobus.

Sometimes also on Pseudotsuga menziesii

notes

Originally native to North America.

references

Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Franquinho Aguiar & Ilharco (2001a), Mifsud, Pérez Hidalgo & Barbagallo (2009a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a).

mod 15.ii.2018