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Species Capitophorus hippophaes - Polygonum Aphid

White aphids on smartweed - Capitophorus hippophaes - female Capitophorus hippophaes Capitophorus hippophaes Capitophorus hippophaes
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 Macrosiphini
Genus Capitophorus
Species hippophaes (Polygonum Aphid)
Explanation of Names
Author: Walker, 1852
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (introduced ca. 1895)(1)
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.