A new species of Atheroides Haliday (Hemiptera, Aphididae) native to North America

Zookeys. 2014 Nov 4;(452):35-50. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.452.8089. eCollection 2014.


We report and describe the first species of Atheroides Haliday presumed to be native to North America, collected at the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, USA. We hypothesize its placement among the Siphini based on morphological, phylogenetic analysis and extend the distribution of the genus to the Holoarctic. We expand the key of the known Atheroides to include the new species and discuss the current hypotheses of the geographic distribution of the type species, Atheroidesserrulatus Haliday.

Keywords: Aphididae; Atheroides; Chaitophorinae; Nearctic; Siphini; Valles Caldera National Preserve; cladistics; new species.