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Species Pemphigus spyrothecae - Poplar Spiral-gall Aphid

Pemphigus spyrothecae Pemphigus spyrothecae
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 Eriosomatinae (Woolly Aphids and Gall-making Aphids)
Tribe Pemphigini
Genus Pemphigus
Species spyrothecae (Poplar Spiral-gall Aphid)
Explanation of Names
Pemphigus spyrothecae Passerini 1860
Identification
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA(1) and now transcontinental(2)
Food
hosts: poplars (Populus)(3)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: QC 1972(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.
3.Pests of ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers: a colour handbook. 2nd ed.
Alford D.V. 2012. Academic Press. 480 pp.