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Species Lipaphis pseudobrassicae - Turnip 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 Lipaphis
Species pseudobrassicae (Turnip Aphid)
Other Common Names
Mustard Aphid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphis pseudobrassicae Davis, 1914
Range
Widespread in the northern hemisphere.
Food
Various members of the mustard family (Brassicaceae).
Remarks
This species is often confused with Lipaphis erysimi. As far as we know, L. erysimi only occurs in northern Europe, whereas L. pseudobrassicae is widely distributed. The two species are extremely similar, but L. pseudobrassicae has relatively longer antennae and relatively shorter siphunculi than L. erysimi.