Fossil representatives of the family Greenideidae (Hemiptera, Aphidoidea) from the Miocene of Europe

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:P. Wegierek, Peñalver E.
Journal:Elsevier
Volume:GEOBIOS
Pagination:745-757
Date Published:2002
Accession Number:E1129(2626C)
Keywords:Fossil insects; New species; Aphidoidea; Greenideidae; Miocene; Spain; Russia
Abstract:

Four new aphid species (Hemiptera, Aphidoidea, Greenideidae) are described on the basis of imprints in oil-shales from the Miocene of Europe (Rubielos de Mora, Spain; Vishnevaya Balka [Stavropol], Russia): Eutrichosiphum europaeum nov. sp., Greenidea hispanica nov. sp., Greenideoida (Pentatrichosiphum) turolensis nov. sp. and Mollitrichosiphum rubusensis nov. sp. All the taxa are placed within recent genera of the subfamily Greenideinae. Miocene representatives of this subfamily have been found in the south of Europe. Later changes of climatic conditions limited its geographic range to south-eastern Asia, where it is now represented by over 130 species of seven genera.

Short Title:Fossil representatives of the family Greenideidae (Hemiptera, Aphidoidea) from the Miocene of Europe
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