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First report of Idiopterus nephrelepidis Davis, 1909 (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from Bulgaria

Author(s): Elena Tasheva-Terzieva | Maria Yovkova | Anelia Pencheva

Journal: ZooNotes
ISSN 1313-9916

Volume: 26;
Issue: -;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Idiopterus nephrelepidis | Aphididae | greenhouse | alien pest | Bulgaria

Idiopterus nephrelepidis (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is reported for the first time in Bulgaria on ornamental ferns in four greenhouses in Sofia and Varna. Dense colonies of apterous viviparous females and larvae were observed. The established host plants are Nephrolepis exaltata, Asplenium nidus and Pteris cretica. Infested ferns exhibit leaf deformation. The aphids were reared in laboratory conditions for four months. A morphometric study of apterae was carried out. Taking into account the presence of host plants of I. nephrelepidis in Bulgaria which are native to the local flora and the reports of the aphid from the Balkan area, it may spread in the country outdoors.

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