is originally an Old World aphid species that feeds primarily on Fabaceae.
Common names. Soybean aphid.
Distribution. This aphid is native to the Oriental Region, but has recently been introduced into North America and eastern Australia.
Host associations. It is a specialist on soybean and Glycine and other Fabaceae. It is also known to feed on Rhamnus (Rhamnaceae) and Amaranthaceae.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on soybean and Glycine species. It has been implicated in the transmission of nearly 10 plant viruses.