A contribution to the aphid fauna of Greece
AuthorTsitsipis, J. A.; Katis, N. I.; Margaritopoulos, J. T.; Lykouressis, D. P.; Avgelis, A. D.; Gargalianou, I.; Zarpas, K. D.; Perdikis, D. C.; Papapanayotou, A.
In the present study a list of the aphid species recorded in Greece is provided. The list includes records before 1992, which have been published in previous papers, as well as data from an almost ten-year survey using Rothamsted suction traps and Moericke traps. The recorded aphidofauna consisted of 301 species. The family Aphididae is represented by 13 subfamilies and 120 genera (300 species), while only one genus (1 species) belongs to Phylloxeridae. The aphid fauna is dominated by the subfamily Aphidinae (57.1 and 68.4 % of the total number of genera and species, respectively), especially the tribe Macrosiphini, and to a lesser extent the subfamily Eriosomatinae (12.6 and 8.3 % of the total number of genera and species, respectively). The number of species recorded in Greece is much lower than that in European countries, including those from the Mediterranean basin, where the aphid fauna is well investigated. Thus, we believe that with further research the recorded Greek aphidofauna will be substantially increased.