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Species Myzus lythri

Myzus lythri Myzus lythri
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 Myzus
Species lythri (Myzus lythri)
Explanation of Names
Myzus (Myzus) lythri (Schrank 1801)
native to Europe, adventive in NA(1); now throughout much of NA (Voegtlin 2011)
host: purple loosestrife; alternate host: mahaleb cherry (Voegtlin 2011)
earliest record in our area: DC 1916(1)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Voegtlin 2011)
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.