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Species Capitophorus elaeagni - Artichoke Aphid

Capitophorus elaeagni Capitophorus elaeagni Capitophorus elaeagni bug - Capitophorus elaeagni bug - Capitophorus elaeagni
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 Capitophorus
Species elaeagni (Artichoke Aphid)
Other Common Names
Oleaster-Thistle Aphid(1)
Explanation of Names
Author: Del Guercio
native to Europe, adventive in NA (introduced ca. 1892)(2)
Potential virus vector(2)
Works Cited
1.Diseases and pests of ornamental plants, 5th Edition
Pirone P.P. 1978. Wiley, 584 pp.
2.Adventive aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of America north of Mexico
Foottit R.G., Halbert S.E., Miller G.L., Maw E., Russell L.M. 2006. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 108: 583-610.