Myzus fataunae Shinji (Hemiptera: Aphididae), Pilea aphid, new to North America

  • Minute aphids belonging to the species Myzus fataunae Shinji (Hemiptera: Aphididae) were found at a nursery in Seminole County, Florida. Morphological and molecular data support this determination. The Florida population only colonized species of Pilea Lindl. in our host range experiments. It did not colonize Fatoua villosa. Nakai. Likewise, it did not colonize tested common Florida species of Urticaceae other than Pilea spp. Myzus fataunae is adventive, and it appears to be established in the United States. ZooBank registration.

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Author:Susan E. HalbertORCiD, Jade S. Allen, Matthew R. MooreORCiD, Katherine E. O. Fairbanks, Masakazu SanoORCiD, Gary L. MillerORCiD
Parent Title (English):Insecta Mundi
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (976)
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2023/03/03
Date of first Publication:2023/03/03
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/03/08
Tag:Adventive species; Florida; dish garden ornamentals.
Issue:article 976
Article Number:976
Page Number:12
First Page:1
Last Page:10
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0