New distributional records of aphid, Melanaphis donacis (Passerini) in osia and surrounding areas, Punjab, Pakistan

Imran Bodlah, Muhammad Adnan Bodlah, Mubashar Hussain


Melanaphis donacis (Passerini) is reported for the first time from different localities of Osia (Murree) on Arundo donax Georgi during 2016. Main identification characters supported with micrographs and measurements, synonymy and distribution have been given for further research. Ants belonging to Genus Crematogester were also found in the colonies of this aphid which confirms its mutualistic association with ants.

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