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Species Periphyllus testudinaceus - Common Maple Aphid

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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
Tribe Chaitophorini
Genus Periphyllus (Maple aphids)
Species testudinaceus (Common Maple Aphid)
Explanation of Names
Periphyllus testudinaceus (Fernie 1852)
2.0-3.5 mm(1)
native to Europe, adventive in NA (transcontinental in the north)(2)(3)
hosts: maples (Acer) and some other hardwoods(1)
earliest NA record: BC 1924(2)
Works Cited
1.Pests of ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers: a colour handbook. 2nd ed.
Alford D.V. 2012. Academic Press. 480 pp.
2.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.
3.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.