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Species Tuberolachnus salignus - Giant Willow 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 Lachninae (Giant Aphids)
Tribe Lachnini
Genus Tuberolachnus
Species salignus (Giant Willow Aphid)
Food
It feeds on willows, Salix.
Life Cycle
According to Dr. Tilly Collins, the Giant Willow Aphid is "genetically incompatible with sexual reproduction and reproduces parthenogenetically year-round."
Remarks
Non native, introduced from Europe around 1872. Considered a minor pest.