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Species Cerataphis orchidearum - Fringed Orchid Aphid

Scale insect - Cerataphis orchidearum Scale insect - Cerataphis orchidearum
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 Hormaphidinae (Witch Hazel Gall Aphids and Palm Aphids)
Genus Cerataphis
Species orchidearum (Fringed Orchid Aphid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asterolecanium orchidearum Westwood 1879
Food
Orchids including vanilla.
Remarks
Non native, from the Orient or the tropics. It is common in green houses.