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Grodnitsky D. L., Gurov A. V. Addendum to Aphids’ Fauna, Feeding on Flowering Plants in Krasnoyarsk Krai

fauna, aphids, feeding preference, Krasnoyarsk krai


How to cite: Grodnitsky D. L.1, Gurov A. V.2 Addendum to aphids’ fauna, feeding on flowering plants in Krasnoyarsk krai // Sibirskij Lesnoj Zurnal (Siberian Journal of Forest Science). 2016. N. 3: 77–83 (in Russian with English abstract).

DOI: 10.15372/SJFS20160308

© Grodnitsky D. L., Gurov A. V., 2016

The paper reports on new and previously known data on insufficiently studied fauna of aphids living on flowering plants in Krasnoyarsk region, the main part of a vast geographical province named Central Siberia or Middle Siberia, depending on terminology used by authors of literature sources. From physical geography viewpoint, the surveyed territory belongs to the Yenisey river basin. Aphids are an ecologically and morphologically diverse group of insects included in 11 families of the suborder Aphidinea in insect fauna of Russian Federation and 25 families in the world’s fauna. Geographical location, dates of collection of aphid colonies are presented with identification of species-specific feeding preferences. First found in Siberia were Symydobius nanae, Euceraphis betulae, Cavariella cicutae, C. konoi, Uroleucon (Dactynotus) aeneum, U. giganteum, U. nigrocampalulae, U. trachelii, Aphis agrimoniae, A. coronillae, A. mongolica, A. neothalictri, A. pruni, A. pseudocomosa, A. pulsatillae, A. sambuci, A. (Debilisiphon) umbelliferarum. Collected for the first time from willow were Betacallis comes (normally feeds on birch and alder), B. quadrituberculata (common on birch), colonies of Metopeurum fuscoviride were first found on Achillea millefolium. Aphis craccivora was previously collected from plants of different families, but was never seen on Cruciferae (Capsella bursa–pastoris). Aphis frangulae was concidered to feed exclusively on buckthorn, however, it wasfound on Chamaenerion angustifolium. Judging on diversity of host species, some aphids may be more important for agriculture than it was previously thought. A general review of Krasnoyarsk region aphid fauna is suggested for the first time ever.

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