is a species of temperate habitats that feeds mostly on the roots of grasses.
Common names. None recognized.
Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed throughout most temperate regions of the world.
Host associations. It has a greater range of hosts than its congener, G. setulosa, and is known to feed on roots of at least 40 species of grasses (Poaceae).
Economic importance. It is particularly important on Agrotis, Avena, Bromus, Festuca, Poa, Sorghum, Zea, and other grasses. It also attacks 6 species of Pistacia (Anacardiaceae), some composites (Asteraceae), and Plantago (Plantaginaceae). It has not been implicated in the transmission of any plant virus.
See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.
Blackman, R.L. and V.F. Eastop. 1994. Aphids on the World’s Trees. CAB International with The Natural
History Museum, London. viii + 987 pages, 135 figures, 16 plates.
Blackman, R.L. and V.F. Eastop. 2000. Aphids on the World’s Crops, Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons with the Natural History Museum, London. x + 466 pages, 58 figures, 51 plates.
Blackman, R.L. and V.F. Eastop. 2006. Aphids on the World’s Herbaceous Plants and Shrubs. Volume 2 The Aphids. John Wiley & Sons with the Natural History Museum, London. viii + pages 1025-1439.
Holman, J. 2009. Host Plant Catalog of Aphids, Palaearctic Region. Springer Science and Business Media B.V. 1216 pp.