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Title: Corrections and Additions to the Catalog of the Aphid Genera Described from the New World

item Miller, Gary

Submitted to: Transactions of the American Entomological Society
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/29/2008
Publication Date: 2/15/2009
Citation: Favret, C., Miller, G.L., Nieto Nafria, J.M., Gabaudan, F.C. 2009. Corrections and additions to the catalog of the aphid genera described from the New World. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 134(3&4):275-282.

Interpretive Summary: Billions of dollars of annual crop losses result from aphid feeding damage and their ability to transmit plant diseases. Before a biological control program commences proper identification and classification is critical. This paper clarifies the status of several aphid scientific names that were erroneous or omitted from a recent catalog of names. The results will be used by and important to Federal quarantine specialists, state entomologists, extension personnel, and scientists.

Technical Abstract: Since the publication of the Catalog of the Aphid Genera Described from the New World (Favret et al. 2008), several errors and omissions have come to light. We here make corrections to seven genus-group names and add 17 valid and nine invalid generic names, raising the total number of available New World genus-group names to 232. Future nomenclatural additions and corrections, at any aphid taxonomic level, will be published in the Aphid Species File database (