FAUNISTIC REVIEW OF THE GENUS CHAITOPHORUS KOCH, 1854 (APHIDIDAE, CHAITOPHORINAE, CHAITOPHORINI) WITH NEW RECORD SPECIES FOR IRAQ APHID FAUNA

  • Hayder Badry Ali Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ruia Safwan Kamal Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Aphid fauna, Aphididae, Chaitophorinae, Chaitophorus, Iraq.

Abstract

    A faunistic review of the genus Chaitophorus Koch, 1854, including four species in Iraq is given; the distribution data of each species and their hosts have been recorded. In this investigation the poplar leaf aphid Ch. populialbae (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1841) is recorded here for the first time in Iraq on popular trees Populus euphratica Oliv. during the period from November 2016 to April 2017 in Baghdad province.

 

    A brief description for apterous viviparous female of this species is given; and a  key to the species of the genus Chaitophorus is constricted.

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2018-12-24
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