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Nurudea zhengii Ren, A New Species of the Rhus Gall Aphids (Aphididae: Eriosomatinae: Fordini) from Eastern China

Nurudea zhengii Ren, A New Species of the Rhus Gall Aphids (Aphididae: Eriosomatinae: Fordini) from Eastern China

Zhu-Mei Ren1,*, Xu Su2, Carol D von Dohlen3 and Jun Wen4,1,*

1School of Life Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, Shanxi, China
2Key Laboratory of Medicinal Animal and Plant Resources of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai Province, School of Life Science, Qinghai Normal University, Xining 810008, Qinghai, China
3Department of Biology, Utah State University, Utah 84322, U.S.A
4Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC 20013, U.S.A

*      Corresponding authors: zmren@sxu.edu.cn; wenj@si.edu

 

ABSTRACT

A new Rhus gall aphid species Nurudea zhengii Ren, sp. nov. collected from the Mountain Qixing in Shangrao County, Jiangxi Province, China is described and illustrated from alate viviparous female. The new species differs from the other Nurudea species in the length and proportion of antennal segments, the structure of antennal secondary sensilla, and the flower-like shape of the galls that are formed on its primary host. Its primary host plant is Rhus hypoleuca, whereas other Nurudea species are on R. chinensis.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 50, Iss. 5, Pages 1601-1998

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