Sasaki D. 2021. First record of Myzus (Nectarosiphon) persicae (Sulzer, 1776) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) occuring on Valeriana fauriei (Caprifoliaceae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.30. No.3: 247–251 [in English].
Kamikawa Agricultural Experiment Station, Hokkaido Research Organization, Minami 1–5, Pippu, Kamikawa, Hokkaido 078-0397, Japan. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT. Valeriana fauriei Briq. is a caprifoliaceous perennial herb cultivated in Japan as a medicinal crop. In 2020, the occurrence of Myzus (Nectarosiphon) persicae (Sulzer, 1776) was found on V. fauriei in greenhouses in northern Hokkaido, northern Japan. This is the first report of M. persicae occurring on V. fauriei in the world. Laboratory experiments revealed that the aphid populations collected from V. fauriei were polyphagous and anholocyclic.
KEY WORDS: green peach aphid, polyphagous pest, new host plant, life cycle, anholocyclic, Japan, Hokkaido.