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Adelges abietis (Aphid)


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. gallarum-abietis, Chermes abietis and Sacciphantes abietis.
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Prey / Diet



Parasite of 
Abies clanbrassiliana (Norway spruce)[3]

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
3Ecology of Commanster
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0