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Species Periphyllus lyropictus - Norway Maple Aphid

Periphyllus lyropictus Periphyllus lyropictus - female Periphyllus lyropictus - female
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 Chaitophorinae
Genus Periphyllus (maple aphid )
Species lyropictus (Norway Maple Aphid)
Explanation of Names
Periphyllus lyropictus (Kessler 1886)
native to Europe, adventive in NA(1) and now widespread in e. NA wherever Norway maple is planted(2)
host in NA: Norway maple (Acer platanoides) only(2)
earliest record in our area: VT 1847(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.Forest pest insects in North America: a photographic guide
Van Driesche R.G., LaForest J.H., Bargeron C.T., Reardon R.C., Herlihy M. 2012. USDA Forest Service. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV.