Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Hemiptera > Adelgoidea > Adelgidae > Adelges > Adelges abietis

Adelges abietis (Aphid)

Synonyms: Aphis gallarum-abietis; Chermaphis laricifoliae; Chermes abietis; Chermes abietis-laricis; Chermes alaeviridis; Chermes laricifoliae; Sacchiphantes laricifolii

Wikipedia Abstract

The Pineapple gall adelgid (Adelges abietis) is a type of conifer-feeding insect that forms pineapple-shaped plant galls on its host species, commonly Norway and Sitka spruce. The adelgids (genus Adelges) are pear-shaped, soft-bodied green insects with long antennae, closely related to the aphid. "Adelges" lays up to one hundred eggs at a time, one on each needle. Adelges abietis (Linnaeus, 1758) is one of the most common species; synonyms are A.
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Prey / Diet

Betula papyrifera (mountain paper birch)[1]
Epilobium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[1]
Larix laricina (tamarack)[1]
Picea abies (Norway spruce)[2]
Picea engelmannii (Engelmann spruce)[2]
Picea glauca (Canadian spruce)[2]
Picea jezoensis (Yezo Spruce)[2]
Picea mariana (Black spruce)[2]
Picea orientalis (Caucasian spruce)[2]
Picea pungens (Colorado spruce)[2]
Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)[2]
Picea smithiana (Morinda spruce)[2]
Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)[1]
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)[1]
Rhododendron groenlandicum (rusty labrador-tea)[1]
Rosa acicularis (prickly rose)[1]
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)[1]
Salix alaxensis (feltleaf willow)[1]
Shepherdia canadensis (russet buffalo-berry)[1]
Vaccinium uliginosum (bog blueberry)[1]


Chrysoperla carnea (Green Lacewing)[1]
Myrmica alaskensis (Ant)[1]
Phygadeuon alaskensis (Ichneumon Wasp)[1]
Phylloscopus borealis (Arctic Warbler)[1]
Pirata piraticus (Spider)[1]
Poecile hudsonicus (Boreal Chickadee)[1]
Zonotrichia leucophrys (White-crowned Sparrow)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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