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Species Melaphis rhois - Sumac Gall 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 Eriosomatinae (Woolly Aphids and Gall-making Aphids)
Tribe Fordini
Genus Melaphis
Species rhois (Sumac Gall Aphid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Byrsocrypta rhois Fitch, 1866
Food
Sumac, Rhus spp.
Life Cycle
At the end of summer winged females move to the alternate host, mosses.
Remarks
It causes no significant damage to the host plants.
Internet References
Genome. Patterns of genetic diversity in the sumac gall aphid, Melaphis rhois