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Species Melanaphis sacchari - Sugarcane Aphid

Sugarcane Aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) - Melanaphis sacchari Unknown aphid - Melanaphis sacchari Unknown aphid - Melanaphis sacchari Showing cauda - Melanaphis sacchari Showing cauda - Melanaphis sacchari Showing cauda - Melanaphis sacchari Showing cauda - Melanaphis sacchari Showing cauda - Melanaphis sacchari
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Aphidoidea
Family Aphididae (Aphids)
Subfamily Aphidinae
Tribe Aphidini
Subtribe Rhopalosiphina
Genus Melanaphis
Species sacchari (Sugarcane Aphid )
Other Common Names
Yellow Sugarcane Aphid, the name used here, is applied in our area to a different (native) aphid, Sipha flava[Cite:185010]
Explanation of Names
Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner 1897)
Numbers
several biotypes in the world
Range
native to SE Asia (now tropicopolitan), adventive in NA (Gulf states & OK)
Food
hosts: Poaceae (sugarcane, sorghum, rice, maize); in our area, on sugarcane in FL & LA, on sorghum in TX
Remarks
major pest in many tropical countries and in our area
earliest record in our area: FL 1977(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Adventive aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of America north of Mexico
Foottit R.G., Halbert S.E., Miller G.L., Maw E., Russell L.M. 2006. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 108: 583-610.