Revision of genus Brachycaudus and new record species added to aphid fauna of Egypt (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae)

Abstract : A new aphid species, Brachycaudus (Appelia) shwartzi (Borner) was recorded for the first time in Egypt during the present work. This species was heavily infested leaves of apricot, Prunus armeniaca and peaches Prunus persica during May, 2006 at El-Tahrir, El- Behera Governorate. Identification procedure was confirmed by Prof. R. Blackman at British Museum, in London. Brief verbal and drafting description for alate viviparous female of this new recorded species was carried out. Moreover a simple bracket key was constructed to identify the three recorded species of genus Brachycaudus in Egypt
Keyword : Brachycaudus, Aphididae, Egypt
Author(s) : , A. H. Amin, K. A. Draz, R. M. Tabikha
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