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Brown Citrus Aphid

Toxoptera citricida

Description:

The Brown Citrus Aphid, as its name may suggest is an aphid that only feed from citric plants, like orange, mandarine and lemon, they are native to asia, but the exportation of trees and leaves lead this species to be all over the tropic of the world. They are being tended by some ants whose species has not been identified yet-

Habitat:

Tropical Rainforest

Notes:

I´m working on an investigation project about the evolutionary methods of the aphids, this is the especies I´m currently using in the investigation, and I really need to know the species of the tending ants in here, so if anyone can help, it woul be really appreciated.

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3 Comments

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 9 years ago

It is very hard to identify without a frontal image of the head and lateral (showing the pronotum and abdomen. I am sure you will identify it with it !!! Nice work.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Thank you Gustavo! This is an amazing and complete website! This will be definitely useful. I scrolled a little bit, and I encountered Bajcaridris theryi, what do you think?

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 9 years ago

Phillip, have you tried the Bolton's ant catalog ? You can find it here : http://www.antweb.org/world.jsp

Nimbid Ditavi
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Nimbid Ditavi

Cundinamarca, Colombia

Spotted on Apr 7, 2013
Submitted on Apr 7, 2013

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