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Species Macrosiphum rosae - Rose 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 Macrosiphini
Genus Macrosiphum
Species rosae (Rose Aphid)
Explanation of Names
Macrosiphum rosae Linnaeus, 1758
Size
4 mm
Identification
Pinkish brown color.
Range
Map - Discover Life
Food
Rose plants
Remarks
Introduced from Europe, 1841. Considered a pest of plants in the Rosaceae family.
Internet References
IPM NCSU. Fact sheet.
Images, Peter J. Bryant, University of California, Irvine
Images at Insectimages.org
Many images on a French website.