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Cinara confinis

is common to temperate regions of the world and a specialist on firs.

Common names. None recognized.

Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed within temperate regions of the world.

Host associations. It has has been recorded feeding on 20 species of firs (Pinaceae), but has also been recorded on cedar and spruce (Pinaceae) and juniper (Cupressaceae).

Economic importance. It is particularly important on fir (Abies). It has not been implicated in the transmission of any plant virus.

See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.


Blackman, R.L. and V.F. Eastop. 1994. Aphids on the World’s Trees. CAB International with The Natural History Museum, London. viii + 987 pages, 135 figures, 16 plates.

Holman, J. 2009. Host Plant Catalog of Aphids, Palaearctic Region. Springer Science and Business Media B.V. 1216 pp.

Voegtlin, D., W. Villalobos, M.V. Sanchez, G.Saborio, and C. Rivera. A Guide to the Winged Aphids of Costa Rica. 2003. International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 51(Suppl. 2):xi + 228 pp.