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Species Aphis spiraecola - Spirea Aphid

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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 Aphidini
Subtribe Aphidina
Genus Aphis
No Taxon (Subgenus Aphis)
Species spiraecola (Spirea Aphid)
Other Common Names
Green Citrus Aphid
Explanation of Names
Aphis spiraecola Patch 1914
apterae 1.2-2.2 mm
native to Eurasia, now cosmopolitan - Map (1); introduced to NA in early 1900s(2)
all but the coldest terrestrial habitats (AphID)
recorded from species of over 90 plant families(2)
important pest on species of citrus, but also attacks many other crops incl. crucifers (Brassicaceae); potato, peppers, and tobacco (Solanaceae); apple, Spiraea, and Prunus (Rosaceae), and a variety of ornamentals. Implicated in transmission of 17 plant viruses
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