Cinara cupressi is a brownish soft-bodied insect classified as an aphid. It has been discovered around the world feeding on various trees from. THE EFFICACY OF TREATMENTS WITH WATER EXTRACTS ON Cinara cupressi (Buckton). Conference Paper (PDF Available) ยท August with 34 Reads. Cypress aphid. Cinara cupressi. Cypress aphid | Cinara cupressi. Common name: Cypress aphid. Scientific name: Cinara cupressi. Alternative common names.

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Biogeography of the Cinara cupressi complex Hemiptera: The species give birth to live young. On very tall, narrow species such as Cupressus sempervirens, dieback begins in the outer edges of the lower canopy and spreads upward towards the tip Inserra et al.

At the beginning of the summer, when the temperature rises and the infestation is at its height, the sap cannot get to its destination cinqra apex of the leaves because of the necrosis of its conducting tissues. The sooty mould on the honeydew slows tree growth by impairing photosynthesis. These species are not separable using morphological characters alone, and a determination as to whether they are valid species awaits molecular evidence.

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Biological control in IPM systems in Africa. Identification of risks and management of invasive alien species using the IPPC framework. Delfino MA; Binazzi A, Another study of resistance in 32 families of C.

National Cypress Aphid Project, Kenya. However we have found syrphid larvae consuming them see picture below. The population since described as Cinara cupressivora has been recorded causing damage in Colombia and Mauritius Watson et al.


Click on the name for additional informations. The known distributions of C. With the sap failing to reach the tips of the twigs, they may wither. As the weather gets hotter the aphids move down to the earth seeking protection from the summer heat. One tree species which is especially sensitive to feeding by the cypress aphid is Cupressus lusitanica. Chemical Control Cypress aphids live deep inside the canopy because they avoid bright light. Additional Info Where does this species come from?

They observe that it is often difficult to spray large hedges thoroughly and damage will occur when the aphid is abundant. Cinaar Top of page Initial heavy infestation of small cupress and branches in the inner and lower canopy, during heat and drought, causes the progressive dieback from the outer edges of the canopy, with the foliage turning reddish-brown. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 89 3: The whole insect is clad in fine short hairs.

There are two adult forms – winged and wingless.

Ant attendance Ants may feed on the honeydew produced by the aphids. Except where otherwise specified, all text and images on cupressu page are copyright InfluentialPoints under a Creative Commons Attribution 3. Retrieved from ” https: There are only hairs on the basal half of antennal segment six cf.

Cinara cupressi sensu lato (Cypress aphid)

Habitat Top of page Watson et al. The alate winged female has a blackish thorax, prominent black siphunculi and membranous wings. A contribution to the occurrence and biology of some species of Cinara in the Rhodopen Bulgaria.

However, some of these host records may refer to a concept of C. First report of Cinara cupressi Lachninae: Kenya, has the largest area of industrial forest plantations of Cupressus lusitanica planted on about 86, ha out of cuprexsi, about 5, ha have been infested by the aphid to variable damage levels ranging from slight to severe Mwangi, What does it look like?


The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Mendel and Golan, ; Halperin et al. Ciesla provided a photograph of a colony of Cinara cupressivora. Examples of natural enemies that may be explored for use as biocontrol agents are Pauesis cupressobii and P.

In the genus Cupressus, the most tolerant species were Cupressus torulosa, Cupressus funebris and Cupressus arizonica, whereas the most susceptible were Cupressus benthamii [Cupressus lusitanica var.

Eastop synonymized these taxa with C. When the weather gets hot, the aphids move down to the ground to avoid the heat. In Malawi, Cinara cupressi damages the endangered national tree, Widdringtonia nodiflora Ciesla By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The pupa of a predatory syrphid surrounded cihara surviving Cinara cupressi is shown in the picture below. These mate and the resultant females oviparae produce eggs instead of live nymphs. Several species of aphid have been described on cypresses and related trees in various parts of the vinara. International Journal of Pest Management.

Cinara sabinae is known almost exclusively from Juniperus scopulorum. The decline in population density results in some recovery of damaged trees.