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Subfamily Hormaphidinae - Witch Hazel Gall Aphids and Palm Aphids

Taking flight - Hamamelistes spinosus Horned gall aphids - Hormaphis hamamelidis Scale insect - Cerataphis orchidearum Gall bottom - Hormaphis hamamelidis Gall - Hamamelistes spinosus River birch leaf galls - Hamamelistes spinosus Witch Hazel Cone Gall (?) - Hormaphis hamamelidis Witch Hazel Cone Gall (?) - Hormaphis hamamelidis
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 Hormaphidinae (Witch Hazel Gall Aphids and Palm Aphids)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Treated as family Hormaphididae at Tree of Life.