SYSTEMATIC TREATMENT OF APHID GENERA
(in alphabetical order)
or more oriental species related to Melaphis, Meitanaphis, Nurudea and Schlechtendalia, and likewise (in the one species where
the life cycle is known) alternating between galls on Rhus and mosses. However the alatae from galls on Rhus have distinctive antennal sensoriation (Yang et
al. 2009). Only one sexuparous generation matures on mosses, overwintering in
an immature stage, as in Schlechtendalia chinensis (q.v.). A.K. Ghosh (1984) reviewed the
Indian species, and Xiang (1980/81) and G. Zhang et al. (1999c) reviewed the species in
Kaburagia ailanthi Chowdhuri,
Basu, Chakrabarti & Raychaudhuri
Emigrant alatae from galls are rather
elongate-bodied, colour in life unrecorded: BL
1.7-1.8 mm. The host plant given in
the original description, and on the paratype
slides in the BMNH collection, is Ailanthus
sp., without any mention of gall formation (Chowdhuri
et al. 1969a). Chakrabarti et al. (1985) reported that it forms a
petiole gall on Ailanthus glandulosa, but no new collection data were given in
that paper and the unusual host association requires additional
confirmation. A more probable host
plant would be Rhus punjabensis. In
Kaburagia ovatirhusicola Xiang Galls on leaflets of Rhus potaninii in
Kaburagia rhusicola Takagi Galls on leaflets of Rhus (potaninii, punjabensis var. sinica) are
elongate pear- or fig-shaped, somewhat pointed at distal end, 3-10 cm long,
with some longitudinal striations, yellowish green when mature (Takagi 1937;
Xiang 1980/81). Alate
emigrants are dark grey to black (presumably with wax secretion); BL 1.3-1.5
mm. Emigration from galls in northern
species primarily associated with Ulmus and related to Colopha and Tetraneura,
but the hind wing has two oblique veins, and the feeding position of the
first instar fundatrices is such that the gall
arises from the mid-rib of the leaf near its base, rather than from the leaf
lamina. The secondary hosts where known are mostly Lamiaceae. A.K. Ghosh
(1981) reviewed and keyed the species, and there are also accounts for east
Asia (Akimoto, 1985) and
Kaltenbachiella carpinicola A.K. Ghosh, Chakrabarti & Bhattacharya Reported to form open galls consisting of
a swollen cup-shaped pouch or cavity on leaf blades of an unidentified Carpinus sp.
(A.K. Ghosh et al. 1981). However the host was apparently
misidentified, because Chakrabarti & Banerjee
(1993b) reported that the primary host was an Ulmus sp. Alatae
collected from these galls in June have an unbranched forewing media and
secondary rhinaria distributed ANT III 20-29, IV
7-10, V 10-13 and VI 15-17; BL 2.2-2.6 mm.
The life cycle is unknown. The
host plant, and the position of the gall, which is
anomalous, need additional confirmation. In
Kaltenbachiella elsholtriae (Shinji) Apterae are
densely wax-coated; BL 1.1-1.4 mm. On Elsholtzia spp.,
living in small hollows between leaf veins. The leaves become intensely
wrinkled and distorted around the hollows, and turn reddish purple along the
Kaltenbachiella glabra Akimoto Galls are almost globular, unstalked, smooth, projecting upward from the mid-rib of the leaf. Only the gall and fundatrix are described (Akimoto 1985a), so this species could not be included in the key to aphids on Ulmus. On Ulmus uyematsui in Taiwan. Life cycle is unknown.
japonica (Matsumura) Galls are globular, covered with
fine spine-like projections, green, projecting upward from the mid-rib, which
tends to be bent downwards where the gall is attached (fig. 134K). Monoecious holocyclic
spp. On U. japonica in Japan the galls occur mainly on mature trees,
especially on shoots growing directly from the trunk, and may occur 4 or more
to a leaf. Alate
sexuparae (BL 1.4-1.7 mm) emerge from galls in
July-Aug and produce sexuales in crevices of the
trunk, often near their old galls (Akimoto 1985a). In Japan and east Siberia. [Alate specimens
Kaltenbachiella nirecola (Matsumura) Galls on Ulmus spp. are oblong,
bag-shaped, with a narrower section at the base, projecting upward from the
mid-rib of the leaf; green, often with reddish tinge distally, covered in short
whitish hairs (see http://insect3.agr.hokudai.ac.jp/~akimoto/gall/Kalt%20nirecola%20gall/. Emigrant alatae
have the forewing media usually once-branched but sometimes unbranched; BL
1.3-1.7 mm. In
pallida (Haliday) Galls on Ulmus spp. are globular, pale,
densely covered in short fine hairs, projecting from the mid-rib mainly on
the upper side of the leaf (fig. 134H). Emigrant alatae (fig. 117B)
have the forewing media usually unbranched, sometimes once-branched; BL
1.8-2.1 mm. They emerge from galls
through a stellate distal opening in June-July, and migrate to found colonies
on roots of Lamiaceae (Mentha, Galeopsis, Origanum, Thymus). Apterous exules are yellowish‑white
secreting flocculent wax; BL 0.9-1.3 mm. Immature stages are pale orange
Europe and in north Africa, Middle East, south-west and central Asia, west
Siberia, China, and reported also from Argentina (Ortego
et al. 2004). A
population on Mentha haplocalyx in
Kaltenbachiella spinosa Akimoto Galls on Ulmus japonica are like those of K.
japonica (see above), but generally with larger, thicker spines arranged
more irregularly (fig. 134J
and Akimoto 1985a). Emigrant alatae (BL 1.0-1.4 mm) (fig. 117C)
leave galls in July-Aug for an unknown secondary host. In
Kaltenbachiella ulmifusa (Walsh & Riley) Galls on Ulmus rubra are
large, spindle-shaped, bag-like, about 2.5 cm long, green when young and
becoming straw-coloured when mature, projecting
upward from mid-rib of leaf (fig. 134I
and Patch 1910b). Emigrant alatae, BL 1.4-1.5 mm, with media either unbranched or
once-branched, leave galls in June-July to found colonies on roots of Lamiaceae; successful transfers were made to Lycopus virginicus
(Smith 1985). Apterous exules are yellowish
orange with wax-wool (C.F. Smith, pers. comm.); BL
throughout the range of U. rubra in
One east Asian species similar to Neomyzus, but apterae have no secondary rhinaria. A second species described in this genus, Kaochiaoja pileophaga Zhang (in Zhang et al. 1992), appears to be a synonym of Micromyzodium kuwasukae (q.v.).
Kaochiaoja arthraxonis (Takahashi) (= Micromyzus granotiae Ghosh, Ghosh & Raychaudhuri) Apterae from Arthraxon in
One species in
Karamicrosiphum humuliosum Zhang & Qiao Colour in life
is unknown; BL c.2.9 mm. On Humulus scandens in
A distinctive genus of five Asian species on Lamiaceae with hairy RIV+V, first tarsal segments with 5 hairs, and often with rows of marginal, or spinal and marginal, tubercles. The known alatae have brown-bordered forewing veins. Kadyrbekov (2015) provided a key to apterae.
Klimaszewskia altaica Kadyrbekov Apterae are pale green; BL 2.2-3.2 mm. On sstems and inflorescences of Nepeta sibirica in East Kazakhstan (south-western Altai) at 1000-1300 m (Kadyrbekov 2015).
Klimaszewskia dracocephali Szelegiewicz Apterae are whitish yellow; BL c.2.2 mm. On leaves of Dracocephalum foetidum in
Klimaszewskia katonica Kadyrbekov Apterae are pale green; BL 2.7-3.2 mm. On stems and inflorescences of Dracocephalum grandiflorum in in East Kazakhstan (south-western Altai) at 2000 m (Kadyrbekov 2015).
Klimaszewskia lophanthi Kadyrbekov Apterae are pale green; BL 2.2-2.5 mm. On flower stalks
of Lophanthus schrenki in
Klimaszewskia salviae (Nevsky) (Fig.48f) Apterae are pale green; BL 2.5-3.0 mm. On stems and inflorescences of Salvia sclarea in Uzbekistan (Narzikulov & Umarov 1969); also found on Salvia rhytidea in Iran (Remaudière & Remaudière 1997, p.303), and an alata has been trapped in France (Leclant & Remaudière 1986). Narzikulov & Umarov (1969) described a subspecies (hissarica) with longer siphunculi from Tajikistan.
One very distinctive species free-living on Styrax in China, with curved blunt-ended frontal and marginal processes, and a single long finger-like process arising from the posterior margin of abdominal tergite 8.
Ktenopteryx eosocallis Qiao
& Zhang Apterae
are small, oval, yellow or yellowish brown; BL 0.9-1.0 mm. On Styrax odoratissima,
feeding on young shoots and
undersides of leaves along the main veins, causing stunting of shoots and
leaf deformation (Qiao & Zhang 2003b). In Guanxi
Autonomous Region and
One African species characterised by the presence of a pair of spinal tubercles on the head, and alatae with reduced wing venation and without a black dorsal abdominal patch.
Kugegania ageni (Eastop) Colour of apterae in life is unknown; BL 1.2-1.6 mm. Alatae have forewings lacking a radius in more than 90%
of specimens and a once-branched media, and hindwings without oblique veins.
On etiolated parts of grasses (Digitaria, Pennisetum) in
About seven species in east Asia, described from Juglandaceae (or from perhaps misidentified trees with similar leaves), and Fagaceae. Closely related to Glyphina, and in fact although Kurisakia are generally paler and less sclerotised than Glyphina, there are no good morphological distinguishing features between these two genera. Many of the characters used to distinguish between species and subspecies of Kurisakia are subject to environmental variation, so that the separate identity of most species needs experimental confirmation. Possibly there are only 2-3 valid species in the genus. There is no information on sexual morphs or life cycles for any species of Kurisakia. Accounts are available for Japan (Takahashi 1960a) and China (Chang & Zhong 1979a).
Kurisakia ailanthi Takahashi Apterae are broadly oval, colour in life not recorded in original description, but probably greenish yellow with green markings, with legs and antennae pale; BL c. 2.7 mm. Described from Ailanthus altissima in Japan (Takahashi 1960a), but almost certainly this was a misidentification of Juglans ailanthifolia, which has very similar leaves. Distinction from K. onigurumi, apart from body size and size-related characters, is not clear. Sorin (1988) gave a detailed description, including dimorphic first instars, of a population described as a subspecies , K. ailanthi sawagarumii, curling leaflets of Pteryocarya rhoifolia in Japan. The life cycle is unknown.
Kurisakia indica Basu Apterae are
oval, colour in life not recorded, antennae and
legs pale; BL 1.6-1.9 mm. Alatae have paired dark markings on most abdominal tergites. On
undersides of leaves of Engelhardtia spicata in
Kurisakia onigurumii (Shinji) Plate 4e, f Apterae are oval, green, with pale legs and antennae; BL 1.2-2.0 mm. Alatae have black head and thorax and paired green markings on ABD TERG 1-6, often fused to form cross-bands (Moritsu 1983, p.212). In folded leaflets of Juglans spp. and Pterocarya spp. in Japan, Taiwan and China. Moritsu (1983) recorded it from Platycarya strobilacea in Japan, but there is possible confusion with K. sinoplatycaryae described from this host in China. The life cycle is unknown; according to Shinji (1924), the individuals produced in July are all alatae, and fly away. 2n=18* (for specimens from Pt. stenoptera in China).
Kurisakia querciphila Takahashi Apterae are yellow, with a pair of longitudinal green dorsal stripes; BL 1.2-2.0 mm. On Q. acutissima in Japan, often forming large populations, and also since recorded from several other Quercus spp. Paik's (1965) record of K. onigurumii on Q. acutissima and Castanea crenata in Korea should be referred to this taxon, which was described (Takahashi 1960a) as a subspecies of K. onigurumii, but is here given full species status.
Kurisakia sinocaryae Chang Described from Carya cathayensis in Zhejiang, China (Chang & Zhong 1979a). Alatae viviparae have more numerous secondary rhinaria than other described Kurisakia species (distributed ANT III 39-51, IV 9-13, V 5-7), and these are not arranged in a row (i.e., the sensoriation is as one would expect to find in a male). Jin (1982) studied the population ecology of this aphid.
Kurisakia sinoplatycaryae Chang Described from Platycarya strobilacea in Zhejiang, China (Chang & Zhong 1979a). Apterae have a rugose tergum and hairs on the hind tibia only about as long as the width of the tibia at midlength, and alatae have a cauda with a distinct basal constriction.
Kurisakia yunnanensis Chang Alate viviparae only are described, from China, on Senna siamea, which is unlikely to be the true host. Similar to, or synonymous with, K. onigurumii.