Main content area

Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea) on cultivated and self-sown plants in Greece

Kavallieratos, Nickolas, Tomanović, Željko, Sarlis, George, Vayias, Basileios, Žikić, Vladimir, Emmanouel, Nickolas
Biologia 2007 v.62 no.3 pp. 335-344
Aphis gossypii, Brachycaudus helichrysi, Hemiptera, Myzus persicae, host plants, trees, Greece
The present work covers original information on aphids (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea) from Greece during 1995–2005. The individual aphid taxa were collected from their host plants and identified. The plant taxa were classified in two major categories: cultivated and self-sown. The cultivated ones were classified as: herbaceous, climbing and trees. The selfsown ones were classified as: annual herbaceous, annual or biennial herbaceous, biennial or perennial herbaceous, perennial herbaceous, shrubby and trees Two hundred twelve plant taxa were identified on which 105 aphid taxa were recorded. We report 391 plant taxa-aphid taxa associations from which, 190 are referred to cultivated and 201 to self-shown plant taxa. Aphis gossypii was found to infest the widest spectrum of cultivated plant taxa whereas Brachycaudus helichrysi was found to infest the widest spectrum of self-sown plant taxa. Myzus persicae was found to infest the widest spectrum of the total number of plant taxa. Information for several economically unimportant aphid taxa in the area are also presented.