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Aphid species colonizing mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.) along the Hungarian highways
- Basky, Zs.
- Acta phytopathologica et entomologica Hungarica 2016 v.51 no.2 pp. 229-234
- Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia vulgaris, Brachycaudus cardui, Macrosiphoniella, adults, herbaceous plants, highways, nymphs, shoots, surveys
- Survey of aphids on dicotyledonous herbaceous plants along the Hungarian highways on 33 sampling points revealed the presence of aphid infestation on Artemisia vulgaris L. in 4 locations. Macrosiphoniella artemisiae (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1841) colonies were present on the youngest parts of the shoots each place. On one of the locations the gall forming Cryptosiphum artemisiae Buckton, 1789 was present. Gall containing shoots of the mugwort were collected to rear aphid nymphs to adult. On these shoots the overlooked Brachycaudus cardui Linnaeus, 1758 individuals developed into apterae. Artemisia absinthium L. was present on one location. This plant accommodated Macrosiphoniella absinthii (Linnaeus, 1758).