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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 phylloxerids of the world (Hemiptera, Phylloxeridae)

item FAVRET, COLIN - University Of Montreal
item BLACKMAN, RODGER - Natural History Museum - London
item Miller, Gary
item VICTOR, BENJAMIN - University Of Montreal

Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/22/2016
Publication Date: 11/7/2016
Citation: Favret, C., Blackman, R.L., Miller, G.L., Victor, B. 2016. Catalog of the phylloxerids of the world (Hemiptera, Phylloxeridae). ZooKeys. 629:83-101.

Interpretive Summary: The phylloxerids (Hemiptera, Phylloxeridae) are a group of insects closely related to aphids. Their feeding damage and subsequent galling causes billions of dollars annually to world agricultural crops. Until the present catalog, there has never been compressive catalog of taxonomic and nomenclatural treatment. This work lists a valid species names worldwide. This information is invaluable for plant quarantine inspectors, state and federal identifiers, invasive species specialists, and aphid systematists.

Technical Abstract: A taxonomic and nomenclatural Catalog of the phylloxerids (Hemiptera, Phylloxeridae) is presented. Six family-group names are listed, three being synonyms. Thirty-five genus-group names, of which six are subjectively valid, are presented with their type species, etymology, and grammatical gender. Ninety-four species-group names are listed, of which 73 are considered subjectively valid. This is the last aphidomorphan group to be catalogued, bringing the list of valid extant species to 5,213.