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Species Brachycaudus cardui - Thistle 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 Brachycaudus
Species cardui (Thistle Aphid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphis cardui Linnaeus, 1758
Food
Some fruit trees and thistles.
Remarks
Introduced from Europe 1887