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Species Myzaphis rosarum - Lesser Rose Aphid

Myzaphis rosarum
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 Myzaphis
Species rosarum (Lesser Rose Aphid)
Explanation of Names
Myzaphis rosarum (Kaltenbach 1843)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA(1) and now transcontinental (at least in the north)(2)
Food
hosts: roses (Rosa, Rosaceae)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NY 1906(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.