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Species Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominale

SBBG-SCL-TIC_001119 - Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominale SBBG-SCL-TIC_001119 - Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominale SBBG-SCL-TIC_001119 - Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominale SBBG-SCL-TIC_001119 - Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominale
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 Rhopalosiphum
Species rufiabdominale (Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominale)
Explanation of Names
Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominale (Sasaki 1899)
Size
apterae 2.0-2.6 mm(1)
Range
native to E Asia; much of the rest of the world in warmer climates/glasshouses as anholocyclic populations on secondary hosts(1)
Life Cycle
within native range it host alternates from Prunus spp. to the roots of various Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Solanaceae, and cannabis (Cannabaceae). In Europe, reported overwintering on P. domestica & P. armeniaca; in warmer climates or glasshouses elsewhere the populations are anholocyclic on secondary hosts(1)
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