Zoological Studies

Vol. 57, 2018

(update: 2018.04.23; 05.09) 

First Record of Lachnus chosoni (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Lachninae) in the Republic of Korea with Description of Sexual Morphs

Mariusz Kanturski1,*, Yerim Lee2,3, Jinyeong Choi2,3, and Seunghwan Lee2,3


1Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Silesia in Katowice, Bankowa 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland
2Laboratory of Insect Biosystematics, Department of Agriculture Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151-921, Republic of Korea
3Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151-921, Republic of Korea

(Received 7 February 2018; Accepted 10 April 2018; Communicated by Chiun-Cheng Ko)

Mariusz Kanturski, Yerim Lee, Jinyeong Choi, and Seunghwan Lee (2018) This study reports the first record of the oak-feeding aphid species Lachnus chosoni Szelegiewicz, 1975 (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Lachninae) in the Republic of Korea. Until now, only apterous viviparous females from the type material and type locality-Myohyangsan Mountain (The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)-were recorded. Apterous viviparous females of L. chosoni were collected from Quercus sp. in the area of Soul National University in Seoul for the first time in 2016. The specimens, which were collected in October and November 2017, represent the sexual generation of this species. We describe and figure the hitherto unknown oviparous female and apterous male of L. chosoni for the first time in detail. Notes on biology and copulation are also provided.

Key words: Aphid, Biodiversity, Lachnini, Morph, Quercus, Sexuales.

*Correspondence: E-mail: mariusz.kanturski@us.edu.pl