is an aphid species that feeds primarily on crucifers in all temperate and tropical regions of the world.
Common names. Cabbage aphid, Mealy cabbage aphid.
Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed, located in all but the coldest terrestrial habitats.
Host associations. It is recorded on species of 11 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radish, swede, and mustard, but also attacks other crucifers like kale and rape, to a lesser extent. It has been implicated in the transmission of 17 plant viruses.