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Genus Uroleucon

Aphid? - Uroleucon Aphids - Uroleucon helianthicola Are these brown ambrosia aphids? - Uroleucon Red Goldenrod Aphid - Uroleucon nigrotuberculatum Aphid - Uroleucon aphids on Heliopsis helianthoides, False Sunflower - Uroleucon Which aphids? - Uroleucon Uroleucon, red aphid? - Uroleucon
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 Uroleucon
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly Dactynotus
Numbers
Nearctica lists 93 species. At least 4 are non-native.
Food
Most feed on plants in the aster family (Asteraceae). There are 22 species known to feed on goldenrod (Solidago), according to a comment by John Graham.
Print References
Moran, Nancy. 1984 "The Genus Uroleucon (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Michigan: Key, Host Records, Biological Notes, and Descriptions of Three New Species." Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 57(4):596-616.