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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

 

Fig. 1.

Morphology of Nurudea zhengii Ren and Qiao sp. nov. alate viviparous female: A, antennal segments; B, dorsal view of head; C, hind tarsal segments; D, ultimate rostral segments; E, cauda; F, anal plate; G, forewing. Scale bars = 0.10 mm.

Fig. 2.

Morphological characters of Nurudea zhengii Ren and Qiao sp. nov. alate viviparous female: A, dorsal view of body; B, antennal segments; C, dorsal view of head; D, dorsal view of abdomen; E, fore wing; F, siphunculus. Scale bars = 0.10 mm.

Fig. 3.

Galls formed by three Nurudea aphid species. A, N. shiraii; B, N. yanoniella; C, N. zhengii. The diameter of the gall formed by N. shiraii in real life is approximately 2-3 times larger than that of N. yanoniella and N. zhengii.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

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

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