Aphrastasia pectinatae (Cholodkovsky, 1888)

on Picea, primary hostplant

gall

Derived from a lateral bud, initially dull green, ultimately reddish brown, in shape and size reminiscent of a reddish-brown wild strawberry; 10-17 mm. No needles stand out from the tip.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea abies, glauca, glehnii, jezoensis, koraiensis, orientalis, sitchensis.

P. orientalis is not listed by Albrecht.


on Abies, secondary hostplant

gall

On the secondary host plant the aphids live on the needles, not causing any galling. They are covered by curly white wax filaments. Often they live continuously on the secondary host without host plant alternation.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba, amabilis, balsamea, concolor, fraseri, grandis, koreana, lasiocarpa, nordmanniana, procera, sibirica, veichtii.

notes

Species from Fennoscandia, but also Poland and Romania.

synonyms

Adelges pectinatae; ? Buchneria pectinatae (Nördlinger).

references

Albrecht (2017a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Görür, Işik, Akyürek & Zeybekoğlu (2009a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

mod 14.i.2019