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Drepanaphis monelli - female

Drepanaphis monelli - Female
Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
August 1, 2007
Size: 2- mm
Drepanaphis monelli found on a buckeye leaf.
Identified by D.M. Lagos, PhD candidate, University of Illinois. She says: The host plant of D. monelli is Ohio buckeye, Aesculus glabra, as well other buckeyes.The reference I used is "The genus Drepanaphis Del Guercio(Hoptera:Aphididae." Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 61(1): 185-204.

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Drepanaphis monelli - female Drepanaphis monelli, dorsal spikes - Drepanaphis monelli - female

Moved from Aphids.

Here is an image of a Tinocallis species (bottom of the page) that has similarly placed projections, which are highlighted as an identifying feature. What I don't know is whether other aphids have similar projections.

Thanks. The aphids will soon
Thanks. The aphids will soon be on their way to Illinois, perhaps to be identified.

Moved from Aphids.

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