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Species Rhopalomyzus lonicerae

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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 Rhopalomyzus
Species lonicerae (Rhopalomyzus lonicerae)
Explanation of Names
Author: Siebold
Food
Overwinters on honeysuckles (Lonicera) and lives through the summer on grasses.
Remarks
From Europe, since 1912, considered a minor pest