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Species Myzus persicae - Green Peach 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 Myzus
Species persicae (Green Peach Aphid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphis persicae Sulzer, 1776
Explanation of Names
Author: Sulzer
Range
Worldwide. It originated in East Asia.
Food
Hundreds of host plants in 40 families.
Life Cycle
Many generations a year.
Remarks
Considered a major pest because they cause damage to vegetables and ornamentals. Can transmit viral diseases. There is a wide variety of predators that are used as biocontrols, ladybugs, syrphid flies, parasitic wasps, etc.
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