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A total of 23 results were found at 22:36 on 10th April 2021 when searching for ulmi.


  • Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Synonyms: Agrilus feretrius Obenberger, 1936, Agrilus marcopoli Obenberger, 1930, Agrilus marcopoli ulmi Kurosawa, 1956. Common name: Emerald ash borer.
  • Begonia ulmifolia Willd. 
    Family: Begoniaceae

  • Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi Lee, Martini, Marcone & Zhu 2004 
    Family: Acholeplasmataceae

    Common name: elm yellows.
  • Carex breviculmis R.Br. 
    Family: Cyperaceae

  • Carex laeviculmis Meinsh. 
    Family: Cyperaceae

  • Cyperus breviculmis R.Br. 
    Family: Cyperaceae

  • Eriachne tenuiculmis W.Hartley 
    Family: Poaceae

  • Lepidosaphes conchiformis (Gmelin, 1790) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Coccus conchiformis Gmelin, 1790, Diaspis conchiformis Targioni Tozzetti, 1867, Insulaspis minima Borchsenius, 1963, Lepidosaphes conchiformes Gill, 1997, Lepidosaphes conchiformioides Borchsenius, 1958, Lepidosaphes conchiformis Lindinger, 1912, Lepidosaphes conchiformis ulmi.... Common names: red oystershell scale, pear oystershell scale, greater fig mussel scale, fig scale, Mediterranean fig scale, Fig oystershell scale.
  • Lepidosaphes ulmi (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus falciformis Baerensprung, 1849, Aspidiotus juglandis Fitch, 1855, Aspidiotus pomorum Bouché, 1851, Coccus ulmi Linnaeus, 1758. Common name: Apple mussel scale.
  • Mayetiola destructor (Say, 1817) 
    Family: Cecidomyiidae

    Synonyms: Cecidomyia culmicola Morris, 1849, Cecidomyia frumentaria Rondani, 1864, Cecidomyia secalina Loew, 1859, Mayetiola orientalis Bollow, 1955, Mayetiola secalis Bollow, 1955, Phytophaga cerealis Rondani, 1843, Rhabdophaga elymi Felt, 1909, Rhabdophaga pratensis Felt, 1908. Common name: Hessian fly.
  • Meeboldina crebriculmis L.A.S.Johnson & B.G.Briggs 
    Family: Restionaceae

  • Ophiostoma novo-ulmi Brasier 1991 
    Family: Ophiostomataceae

    Common names: laurel wilt fungus, ambrosia disease/fungi.
  • Panonychus ulmi (Koch,1835) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonyms: Metatetranychus alboguttatus (Zacher, 1913), Metatetranychus alni (Oudemans, 1929), Metatetranychus canestrinii Oudemans, 1939, Metatetranychus mali Oudemans, 1931, Metatetranychus muscorum (Oudemans, 1929), Metatetranychus pilosus (Canestrini & Fanzago, 1876), Metatetranychus potentillae.... Common names: red spider, fruit tree red spider mite, European red spider mite, European red mite.
  • Phenacoccus aceris (Signoret, 1875) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Dactylopius vagabundus Reh, 1903, Dactylopius vagabundus Reh, 1904, Phenacoccus aceris Cockerell, 1896, Phenacoccus aceris Schmutterer, 1980, Phenacoccus aceris Ter-Grigorian, 1956, Phenacoccus aesculi Cockerell, 1896, Phenacoccus mespili Ben-Dov, 1994, Phenacoccus mespili Borchsenius, 1949,.... Common name: Apple mealybug.
  • Rhododendron culminicola F. Müell. 
    Family: Ericaceae

  • Rhododendron culminicolum F.Muell. 
    Family: Ericaceae

  • Rubus ulmifolius Schott 
    Family: Rosaceae

    Common names: elmleaf blackberry, Thornfree, Loch Ness, Blacksatin.
  • Schoenus breviculmis Benth. 
    Family: Cyperaceae

  • Scolytus multistriatus (Marsham, 1802) 
    Family: Curculionidae

    Synonyms: Eccoptogaster abhorrens Wichmann, 1913, Ips flavicornis Chevrolat, 1835, Ips javanus Chapuis, 1869, Ips multistriatus Marsham, 1802, Ips notifer Reitter, 1913, Ips papuanus Schedl, 1936, Ips therondi Hoffmann, 1939, Ips triornatus Eichhoff, 1881, Ips ulmi Redtenbacher, 1847.
  • Thyridolepis multiculmis (Pilger) S.T.Blake 
    Family: Poaceae

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