Aphididae : Mindarinae

In apterous forms of Mindarinae, the head and prothorax are fused.
The individuals have a waxy or woolly aspect.
In alate forms, the antenna is short (half the length of the body) with a very short processus terminalis (less than a quarter that of the base). The secondary rhinaria are flattened.
The median wing vein is once-branched.
The cornicles are pore-like and the cauda is short.
The life cycle is accomplished entirely on Picea or Abies. It is reduced to three generations: the fundatrices or stem mothers (always apterous), sexupara (apterous or alate) and the sexual forms (apterous, very small).


  • Mindarus

Modification date: 07 February 2023 | Publication date: 09 November 2010 | By: Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet