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Species Callipterinella calliptera

Callipterinella calliptera Callipterinella calliptera
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 Calaphidinae
Tribe Calaphidini
Genus Callipterinella
Species calliptera (Callipterinella calliptera)
Explanation of Names
Author: Hartig
Size
BL 1.5-2.5 mm
Identification
Apterae yellowish green to green, usually with dark transverse bands on all tergites. Alatae have dorsal markings less well developed.In ant-attended groups on undersides of leaves
Food
Betula
Life Cycle
In ant-attended groups on undersides of leaves, often inside leaves. Oviparae and alate males occur in September-October.
Remarks
Introduced from Europe, 1909.
Minor pest
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