Short Note

First record of the invasive Siphonatrophia cupressi (Swain) (Aphididae Aphidini Aphidina) in the Iberian peninsula.


Siphonatrophia cupressi Swain, 1918 has been caught for first time in the Iberian Peninsula in the Arboretum and Botanical Garden of Lleida. Small colonies with apterous and alate individuals were recorded on Cupressus macrocarpa Hartw. The aphid was mainly associated to the as native parasitoid Lysiphlebus testaceipes Cresson, which enhances the role of this parasitoid in potentially preventing outbreaks of the new immigrant aphid   species.


Siphonatrophia cupressi; Cupressus macrocarpa; aphid; alien species; Lysiphlebus testaceipes; parasitoids

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