AnoeciidaeDavid L. Stern and Nancy A. Moran
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe two genera in the Anoeciidae are probably not closely related and the group is possibly polyphyletic.
Notes about Terminal TaxaThe life cycles of Aiceona and Anoecia are very different as are most morphological traits.
Aiceona is East Asian and mostly lives on Lauraceous trees, does not host alternate, and (interestingly) produces sexual females and males all year. In addition, the sexual females are winged or usually winged, which is rare in aphids.
Anoecia host alternate between Cornus and mainly grasses. Sexual males and females are wingless and deposited by sexuparae in Anoecia, similar to Hormaphididae and Pemphigidae. However, in contrast to the Hormaphididae and Pemphigidae, the sexuales feed and grow (but still are sedentary and rather small as adults).
MiscellanyIf you haven't yet noticed, the names of the two genera are the reverse of each other. Aphidological humor?
Blackman, R.L. and V.F. Eastop. 1994. Aphids on the world's trees: an identification and information guide. CAB International in association with the Natural History Museum, Wallingford.
Heie, O. E. 1980. The Aphidoidea (Hemiptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. 1. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica, 9.
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David L. Stern
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Nancy A. Moran
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
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