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Species Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae - Waterlily Aphid

Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae Aphidae - Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae Aphididae - Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae Lilypad aphids - Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae Aphids - Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae - female Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae - female Water lily aphids - Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae - female
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 Aphidini
Subtribe Rhopalosiphina
Genus Rhopalosiphum
Species nymphaeae (Waterlily Aphid)
Explanation of Names
Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (Linnaeus 1761)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive and now transcontinental in NA(1)(2)
Food
on various aquatic plants(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NE 1890(1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.