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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF HEMIPTERA AND RELATED GROUPS: PLANT PESTS, PREDATORS, AND DISEASE VECTORS

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Catalog of the adelgids of the world (Hemiptera: Adelgidae)

Author
item FAVRET, C. - Universite De Montreal
item HAVILL, N. - Forest Service (FS)
item Miller, Gary
item MASAKAZU, S. - Hokkaido University
item VICTOR, B. - University Of Montreal

Submitted to: Transactions of the American Entomological Society
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/5/2015
Publication Date: 11/11/2015
Publication URL: http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=6456
Citation: Favret, C., Havill, N.P., Miller, G.L., Masakazu, S., Victor, B. 2015. Catalog of the adelgids of the world (Hemiptera: Adelgidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 534:35-54.

Interpretive Summary: Adelgids are economically important insects that are pests of pines, spruce, firs, hemlocks, and larch. By feeding on their plant hosts, they cause billions of dollars of damage on a national and international scale. In addition, they are of quarantine and importance. This work represents the first ever world catalog of this important family of insects. The catalog includes family-group names, genus-group names, and type species. One hundred and six species-group names are listed, of which 70 are considered valid. This work is the basis for any biological or nomenclatural work with the Adelgidae. It will useful for ecologists, economic and systematic entomologists, and federal and state regulatory agencies

Technical Abstract: A taxonomic and nomenclatural catalog of the adelgids (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) is presented. Six family-group names are listed, five being synonyms of Adelgidae. Twenty-two genus-group names, of which nine are valid and in use, are presented with their type species, etymology, and grammatical gender. One hundred and six species-group names are listed, of which 70 are considered valid.