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Abstract

Tinocallis saltans (Nevsky) (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Spain, potential pest of the Siberian elm: Ulmus pumila.

Abstract

The presence is reported of Tinocallis saltans on Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila) in Spain from captures using traps in 1990. The aphid population was first observed in September and further observations were carried out up to leaf fall in November. The population was considered small but significant. The geographical distribution of the pest in Spain is described, and attacks on other ornamental plants were also observed. Aspects of the biology and morphology of the pest are given. The aphids attacked the underside of leaves on the lower half of the plant. The geographical distribution of T. saltans and other species of Tinocallis in other countries is discussed and host plants are given.