EMPLOYEE OF ILIAUNI INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY DESCRIBES NEW APHID GENUS AND 3 SPECIES
Assistant professor at Ilia State University and employee of the Institute of Zoology, Shalva Barjadze, along with his Polish colleagues Mariusz Kanturski, Karina Vichorek and American Andy Jensen has revised the aphid genus Myzaphis. The new aphid genus Richardsaphis gen. nov. Kanturski & Barjadze (from the USA and Canada) and three new species: M. oezdemirae Kanturski & Barjadze sp. nov., M. tuatayae Kanturski & Barjadze sp. nov. from Turkey and M. rezwanii Kanturski & Barjadze sp. nov. from Iran have been described and illustrated.
The article has been published in high impact journal PLOS ONE: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0193775