Cinara cupressi is a brownish soft-bodied insect classified as an aphid. It has been discovered around the world feeding on various trees from. THE EFFICACY OF TREATMENTS WITH WATER EXTRACTS ON Cinara cupressi (Buckton). Conference Paper (PDF Available) ยท August with 34 Reads. Cypress aphid. Cinara cupressi. Cypress aphid | Cinara cupressi. Common name: Cypress aphid. Scientific name: Cinara cupressi. Alternative common names.

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There are two adult forms – winged and wingless. A black powdery cuprrssi of sooty mould often develops on the stems and foliage. Chemical Control Cypress aphids live deep inside the canopy because they avoid bright light. Les Cinara du Pakistan.

This, along with the absence of natural enemies, has allowed cypress aphid populations to increase rapidly in countries where the species has been introduced. They have also been observed transporting the aphids from one part of the tree to another, thus creating new areas of infestation.

It was suggested that one cycle of selection might yield a resistant population.

Cinara cupressi (cypress aphid) identification, images, ecology

These characteristics place them in the subgenus Cupressobium Eastop, ; Blackman and Eastop, This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible. Ciesla provided a photograph of a colony of Cinara cupressivora. The aphids can be a vector for cypress cankera fungal disease that can cause die-back and death of cypress trees.

The results indicated that there was a strong additive genetic control, which could allow for the effective selection and breeding for resistance. The author suggests that it is best to wait before felling as even badly damaged trees have often known to recover through the growth of adventitious buds Panconesi, Undated.


The future of this potentially very valuable tree currently hangs in the balance, and a long-term programme of re-planting and conservation is needed to ensure its survival in the wild. Variation of cypress aphid Cinara cupressi Buckton attack on the family Cupressaceae.

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Online Database Cinara spp. Risk of Introduction Top of page The recent movements of the cypress aphid indicate the high risk of introduction of this damaging species to new areas.

Cypress and juniper aphids. El pulgon del cipres en Chile: The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Lachnus juniperinus on Juniperus communis and Thuja occidentalis was described from Poland, but all these species have since been synonymised with C. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In milder climates, Cinara cupressivora and Cinara cupressi Buckton reproduce cuprexsi by parthenogenesis all year round.

Also, Cupressus lusitanica is a key agroforestry species widely planted for wind-breaks, as a source of fuelwood and as living fences and hedges. Observations on the impact of infestation on different tree species in the arboretum indicated that there is a wide range of tolerance between different species Obiri, Treatments containing Pirimicarb Pyrimora product which has a low toxic level for humans and other insects have been identified to combat C.

Cypress aphid, Cinara cinaa, a new pest of conifers in eastern and southern Africa.

Because of the recent classification of C. They often occur with several young nymphwhich they produce rapidly. They curessi found on small green twigs, older brown twigs and small woody branches.

Geographical range was generally the most straightforward and accurate way to differentiate Cinara cupressi and Cinara cupressivorawith Britain as the only country where their ranges overlapped. It is commonly seen in colonies along the twigs of infested trees. It sucks sap from twigs of conifersand can cause damage to the tree, ranging from discoloring of the affected twig to the death of the tree.


Sporadic outbreaks have been reported from western and southern Europe, e. Also the areas of origin of the host-plants that were damaged most seriously, with the slow development of aphids on and serious damage being caused to hosts of New World origin. Cypress aphid Cinara cupressi damage to a cypress Cupressus lusitanica stand in Kenya. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use. Eastop synonymized these taxa with C.

Cinara cupressivora has been recorded cu;ressi the widest host-plant range, including Callitris calcarata, numerous Cupressus species, Juniperus bermudiana, Juniperus macrocarpa [Juniperus oxycedrus subsp.

Retrieved 22 December Commonwealth Forestry Review, 73 1: There are only hairs on the basal half of antennal segment six cf.

Impact of diseases and insect pests in tropical forests. The main species of cypress grown commercially in Kenya and many other countries in eastern Africa, is Cupressus lusitanica, which is favoured for its rapid growth rate and excellent form. The decline in population density results in some recovery of damaged trees. Knowledge Bank home Change location.

It has been included in the List of the world’s worst invasive species.

Datasheet Cinara cupressi sensu lato Cypress aphid. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft.