Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/25/2010
Publication Date: 3/25/2010
Citation: Miller, G.L., Nieto, N.J., Favret, C., Mier, D.M., Sano, M., Akimoto, S., Barbagallo, S., Chakrabarti, S., Hildago, N.P., Qiao, G.X., Wegierek, P., Stekolschchikov, A. 2010. Type species of genera in Aphididae (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha) with two new generic synonymies. Zootaxa. 2410:65-68. Interpretive Summary: Billions of dollars of annual crop losses result from aphid feeding damage and their ability to transmit plant diseases. Proper identification and classification is critical before any control program can be started. This paper clarifies the status of several aphid scientific names which have been a problem in the worldwide literature due to misidentifications and not conforming to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. The results will be used by Federal quarantine specialists, state entomologists, extension personnel, and scientists.
Technical Abstract: The type species of genus-group taxa in the insect family Aphididae are summarized. Type species designations of 16 available genera are amended to adhere to international nomenclatural standards and two synonymies incorrectly recorded in the literature are corrected: Neorhizobius Del Guercio is a synonym of Aploneura Passerini, not Mimeuria Börner, and Dichaitophorus Shinji is a synonym of Chaitophorus Koch, not Yamatocallis Matsumura.