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Species Aphis spiraecola - Spirea Aphid

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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 Aphidina
Genus Aphis
No Taxon (Subgenus Aphis)
Species spiraecola (Spirea Aphid)
Other Common Names
Green citrus aphid (GCA) - AphID
Explanation of Names
Aphis spiraecola Patch, 1914
Range
native to Eurasia, introduced to N. Amer. in early 1900s(1), now globally distributed - AphID
Habitat
located in all but the coldest terrestrial habitats - AphID
Food
broad host range, having been recorded from species of over 90 plant families - AphID(1)
Remarks
particularly important pest on species of citrus, but also attacks a broad range of other crops such as crucifers (Brassicaceae), potato, peppers, and tobacco (Solanaceae), apple, Spiraea, and Prunus (Rosaceae), and a variety of ornamentals. It has been implicated in the transmission of 17 plant viruses - AphID
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.