Updated check-list of Indian Eriosomatinae (Aphidinae: Aphididae: Hemiptera) and their food plants
Garima Singh and Rajendra Singh
The articles provides updated checklist of Indian aphids (Aphididae: Hemiptera) belonging to the subfamily Eriosomatinae and their food plants. Out of 470 valid species of world Eriosomatinae assigned to 53 genera, in India only 64 species assigned to 19 genera were recorded so far, out of which 22 species are endemic. Some of them are pestiferous. These aphids feed on 130 valid plant species belonging to 30 plant families. Tetraneura (Tetraneurella) nigriabdominalis was observed highly polyphagous infesting 64 plant species followed by Geoica lucifuga (22 plant species), Tetraneura (Tetraneura) radicicola (17 plant species), Tetraneura (Indotetraneura) basui (13 plant species), and Forda orientalis (12 plant species). The most preferred plants for these aphids belong to family Poaceae (76 plant species), followed by family Rosaceae (17 species), Saliaceae (9 species), Anacardiaceae (6 species) and Asteraceae (6 species). The host plant of Ceratopemphigella delhiensis is still not known as it was only light trapped.