Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Phorodon cannabis Passerini (Hemiptera: Aphididae), a newly recognized pest in North America found on industrial hemp
|CRANSHAW, WHITNEY - Colorado State University|
|HALBERT, S. - Florida Department Of Agriculture|
|FAVRET, C. - Universite De Montreal|
|BRITT, KADIE - Virginia Tech|
Submitted to: Insecta Mundi
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/21/2018
Publication Date: 10/28/2018
Citation: Cranshaw, W., Halbert, S.E., Favret, C., Britt, K., Miller, G.L. 2018. Phorodon cannabis Passerini (Hemiptera: Aphididae), a newly recognized pest in North America found on industrial hemp. Insecta Mundi. 0662:1-12.
Interpretive Summary: Aphids are important insects that cause billions of dollars of damage to agricultural crops every year. We report the first occurrence of Phorodon cannabis Passerini, a pest of industrial hemp. We also present information to identify this and other related species of aphids. This information will be helpful to horticulturalists and state and federal regulatory agencies.
Technical Abstract: Phorodon cannabis Passerini (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Macrosiphini) is reported for the first time as a pest of Cannabis spp. crops in North America. The insect has been confirmed from fields of industrial hemp in Colorado and Virginia and has been found present within greenhouses in at least several American states and one Canadian province. The generic position of the aphid species is discussed and other known members of the genus are ruled out. Phorodon cannabis is placed in genus Phorodon and subgenus (Diphorodon). Phorodon persifoliae Shinji is transferred to Hyalopterus Koch as a nomen dubium.