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DRAFT: Aphids organized by host plants

This page shows all of BugGuide's aphid images (identified or not) for which the host plant is known, organized by plant family and genus. I will update it periodically as identifications are made and as new images are submitted.


Polyphagous species:
Aphis fabae (Black Bean Aphid)
Aulacorthum solani (Foxglove Aphid)
Longistigma caryae (Giant Bark Aphid; on various hardwoods)


Aceraceae (Maple family)
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Anacardiaceae (Cashew family)
Apiaceae (Parsley family)
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Aquifoliaceae (Holly family)
Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort family)
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)
Asteraceae (Aster family)
Balsaminaceae (Touch-me-not family)
Betulaceae (Birch family)
Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)
Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Dipsacaceae (Teasel family)
Ericaceae (Heath family)
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Fagaceae (Beech family)
Gesneriaceae (African violets)
Hamamelidaceae (Witch-hazel family)
Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea family)
Hippocastanaceae (Horsechestnut family)
Juglandaceae (Walnut family)
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Lythraceae (Loosestrife family)
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Nelumbonaceae (Lotus family)
Onagraceae (Evening primrose family)
Oxalidaceae (Woodsorrel family)
Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Salicaceae (Willow family)
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Ulmaceae (Elm family)

Amaranthus (Pigweed)
Aphis fabae (Black Bean Aphid; see
Beta (Beet; Chard)
Aphis fabae (Black Bean Aphid)

ANACARDIACEAE (Cashew family) - Rhus (Sumac)
Melaphis rhois (Sumac Gall Aphid)

APIACEAE (Parsley family)
Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip)
Petroselinum (Parsley)
Aulacorthum solani (Foxglove Aphid; see polyphagous)

APOCYNACEAE (Dogbane family) - Asclepias (Milkweed)
Aphis asclepiadis
Aphis nerii (Oleander Aphid; also on Nerium oleander (Oleander) and Vinca (Periwinkle))
Myzocallis asclepiadis

AQUIFOLIACEAE (Holly family) - Ilex

ARISTOLOCHIACEAE (Birthwort family) - Aristolochia macrophylla (Pipevine)

ASTERACEAE (Aster family)
Ambrosia (Ragweed)
Uroleucon ambrosiae (Brown Ambrosia Aphid)
Artemisia (Sagebrush, Wormwood)
Bidens (Beggar-ticks)
Uroleucon sp. (U. chrysanthemi is one possibility)
Aphis sp.
Macrosiphoniella sanborni (Chrysanthemum Aphid)
Cichorium (chicory)
Aphis sp.
Cynara (Cardoon)
Capitophorus sp.
Encelia (Brittlebush)
Uroleucon (Lambersius)
Erechtites (Pilewort)
Uroleucon pseudambrosiae (see below)
Eupatorium (Joe-pye Weed)
Uroleucon eupatoricolens
Helianthus (Sunflower)
Aphis sp.
Uroleucon helianthicola
Lactuca (Lettuce; Wild Lettuce)
Aphis sp.
Uroleucon pseudambrosiae
(unidentified; on wild lettuce)
Myzus persicae (Green Peach Aphid)
Uroleucon sonchellum (see below)
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)
Uroleucon rudbeckiae
Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant)
Uroleucon (Lambersius)
Sonchus (Sowthistle)
Uroleucon sp.
Uroleucon sonchi
Tanacetum (Tansy)
Brachycaudus cardui
Macrosiphoniella sp.
Taraxacum (Dandelion)
Uroleucon pseudambrosiae (see above)
Thistle (genus uncertain)
Aphis fabae (Black Bean Aphid)
Other Asteraceae of uncertain genus
Uroleucon (Lambersius)

BALSAMINACEAE (Touch-me-not family) - Impatiens (Jewelweed)

BETULACEAE (Birch family)
Alnus (Alder)
Paraprociphilus tessellatus (Woolly Alder Aphid)
Betula (Birch)
Hamamelistes spinosus (Spiny Witch Hazel Gall Aphid)
Ostrya virginiana (Hop hornbeam)
(unidentified Erisomatinae)

BRASSICACEAE (Mustard family)
Brassica (cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, turnip, kale)
Brevicoryne brassicae (Mealy Cabbage Aphid) - see below
Lipaphis erysimi
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse)
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid)
Raphanus (Radish)
Brevicoryne brassicae (Mealy Cabbage Aphid)
Unknown host plant, but looks like a mustard
Lipaphis erysimi

CACTACEAE (Cactus family)
Aphis sp.

CAPRIFOLIACEAE (Honeysuckle family)
Lonicera (Honeysuckle)
Hyadaphis sp.
Viburnum (Highbush Cranberry)

CORNACEAE (Dogwood family) - Cornus (Dogwood)
Anoecia cornicola (White-banded Dogwood Aphid)
Aphis cornifoliae
(possibly a wingless form of Anoecia)
Aphis sp.

DIPSACACEAE (Teasel family) - Dipsacus fullonum
(unidentified; plant ID is tentative)

ERICACEAE (Heath family) - Arctostaphylos (Manzanita)
Tamalia coweni (Manzanita Leaf Gall Aphid)

FABACEAE (Pea family)
Glycine max (Soybean)
Aphis glycines (Soybean Aphid)
Lupinus (Lupine)
Aphis lupini
Macrosiphum albifrons
Trifolium (Clover)
Acyrthosiphon pisum
Vicia (Vetch)
Aphis sp.
Legumes of uncertain genus
Aphis sp. (on "bean plant")

FAGACEAE (Beech family)
Fagus (Beech)
Grylloprociphilus imbricator (Beech Blight Aphid)
Phyllaphis fagi (Woolly Beech Aphid)
Quercus (Oak)
Myzocallis spp.

- Saintpaulia (African violets)

HAMAMELIDACEAE (Witch-hazel family) - Hamamelis (Witch-hazel)
Hormaphis hamamelidis (Witch Hazel Cone Gall Aphid)

Philadelphus (Mock-orange)

JUGLANDACEAE (Walnut family) - Carya (Pecan, Hickory)
Monellia caryella (Blackmargined Pecan Aphid)

LAMIACEAE (Mint family) - Salvia (Sage)
Eucarazzia elegans

LYTHRACEAE (Loosestrife family) - Lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle)
Sarucallis kahawaluokalani (Crapemyrtle Aphid)

MALVACEAE (Mallow family) - Hibiscus
Aphis sp.

MORACEAE (Mulberry family) - Ficus elastica (rubber plant)

NELUMBONACEAE - Nelumbo (Lotus)

ONAGRACEAE (Evening primrose family) - Chamerion (Fireweed; formerly Epilobium)
Aphis sp.

OXALIDACEAE (Woodsorrel family) - Oxalis

Aphis sp.

POLYGONACEAE (Buckwheat family)
Eriogonum fasciculatum (Wild Buckwheat)
Braggia sp.
Persicaria/Polygonum (Smartweed)
Capitophorus hippophaes
Polygonum perfoliatum (Mile-a-Minute Weed)

RANUNCULACEAE (Buttercup family)
Aquilegia (Columbine)
Aulacorthum solani (Foxglove Aphid)

ROSACEAE (Rose family)
Amelanchier (Serviceberry/Shadbush)
Crataegus (Hawthorn)
(unidentified Erisomatinae)
Malus (Apple)
Eriosoma lanigerum (Woolly Apple Aphid)
Photinia (Chokeberry)
Aphis sp.
Prunus (apricot, peach, plum, cherry...)
Hyalopterus pruni (Mealy Plum Aphid -- see Typhaceae, below)
Myzus cerasi (Black Cherry Aphid)
Pyrus (Pear)
Aphis sp.
Rosa (Rose)
Macrosiphum rosae
Macrosiphum spp.
Rubus (Blackberry)
Aphis rubifolii
Spiraea (Meadowsweet, Bridal Wreath)

SALICACEAE (Willow family)
Populus (Aspen, Cottonwood)
Aphis maculatae (Spotted Poplar Aphid)
Chaitophorus sp.
Chaitophorus populicola (Poplar Leaf Aphid)
Pemphigus populicaulis
Pemphigus populitransversus
(unidentified Eriosomatinae)
Salix (Willow)
Chaitophorus sp.
Pterocomma sp.
Pterocomma salicis
Pterocomma bicolor or P. smithiae (the latter is the Black Willow Aphid)
Tuberolachnus salignus (Giant Willow Aphid)
(not associated with a plant, but looks like some of the above)

SAPINDACEAE (Soapberry family)
Acer (Maple)
Drepanaphis acerifoliae (Painted Maple Aphid)
Drepanosiphum oregonensis [Does this species occur in Newfoundland? Maybe another Drepanosiphum sp.?]
Aesculus (Buckeye, Horsechestnut)
Drepanaphis monelli

SOLANACEAE (Nightshade family) - Solanum (tomato, potato...)
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid)
Solanum ptychanthum (Eastern Black Nightshade)

ULMACEAE (Elm family)
Celtis (Hackberry)
Shivaphis celti (Asian Woolly Hackberry Aphid)
Ulmus (Elm)
Colopha ulmicola (Elm Cockscomb Aphid)
Kaltenbachiella ulmifusa (Slippery Elm Gall Aphid)
Tetraneura ulmi
(unidentified; presumed Eriosomatinae)

Alliaceae (Onion family)
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Palmaceae (Palm family)
Poaceae (Grass family)
Smilacaceae (Greenbrier family)
Typhaceae (Cattail family)
Undetermined monocots

ALLIACEAE (Onion family)
Allium (Wild Garlic)
Sitobion avenae (English Grain Aphid)
Tulbaghia violacea (Society Garlic)
Sitobion avenae (English Grain Aphid)

AMARYLLIDACEAE (Amaryllis family) - Narcissus (Daffodil)
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid)

CYPERACEAE (Sedge family) - Carex
(unidentified; resembles Bird Cherry Oat Aphid)

IRIDACEAE (Iris family) - Iris
Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid)

LILIACEAE (Lily family)
Macrosiphum lilii (Purple-spotted Lily Aphid)
Ericaphis sp.

ORCHIDACEAE (Orchid family)
Sitobion luteum (Orchid Aphid)

PALMACEAE (Palm family)

POACEAE (Grass family)
Takecallis arundinariae (one of 3 bamboo-feeding Takecallis spp. known in North America)
(unidentified species on bamboo)
Festuca (Fescue)
Undetermined grasses:
Anoecia cornicola (White-banded Dogwood Aphid)
Hyalopterus sp.
Rhopalomyzus lonicerae
Rhopalosiphum padi (Bird Cherry Oat Aphid)
Sipha flava (Yellow Sugarcane Aphid)
Sitobion avenae (English Grain Aphid)
(unidentified species on undetermined grasses)

SMILACACEAE - Smilax (Greenbrier)

TYPHACEAE (Cattail family) - Typha (Cattails)
Hyalopterus pruni (Mealy Plum Aphid)
Rhopalosiphum sp.

Hyalopterus sp.
Sitobion avenae (English Grain Aphid)


PINACEAE (Pine family)
Abies (Fir)
Mindarus abietinus (Balsam Twig Aphid)
Picea (Spruce)
Cinara sp.
Pinus (Pine)
(possibly Cinara)
Eulachnus sp.
Pseudotsuga (Douglas-fir)
Tsuga (Hemlock)
Cinara sp.
Undetermined evergreen

Neophyllaphis podocarpi (Podocarpus Aphid)

You have made my day. Oh, the many plants to search for lady beetle chow next year...

And I'll try to photograph more of them before feeding them to the beetles, too :-)

Fabaceae--Some of my bean vines, Phaseolus vulgaris, had severe infestations of black aphids.
These black ones also like chard, especially red chard.

Pittosporum--more than one kind:

My plan is to go through all the unidentified aphids from oldest to newest. I haven't even begun that process yet, so there is no need to post new additions here at this point.

I would very much appreciate it, however, if people will post to this forum as new aphid guide pages are added. I happened to be subscribed to both of the images that have just been identified as Drepanaphis species, so I've incorporated them here, but I don't know if there are others that have slipped by me.

got it
will keep you au courant -- or perhaps just notify you of whatever novitates popping up so you can make the pages as you see fit

Either way is fine.

you may also want to go here to check Beatriz's 2:27pm comment on the subject unrelated to the thread topic [and my reply] -- just to see that the situation in the aphid section concerns many pillars of this community :)))

I take it you haven't changed your timezone settings to reflect the end of daylight savings time (this comment posted 9:56 PST)

Great work! It should be very helpful. You will live to regret it though; you will have to keep updating this and adding more, like me with my non-native species. There are over a thousand more to add, ha, ha, ha!
The images are nice, but in the long run it may be more practical to just put links to the info pages, for instance Aphis nerii.
We will have to keep an eye on this one found on common milkweed but so far unidentified.

Milkweed aphid
I had hoped my comment here would lead to a possible ID for that aphid, but no response so far.

Very nice
this should prove very helpful. Thanks!

great Beitrag -- thanks!

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