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Hayhurstia atriplicis

is a mostly temperate aphid species that feeds on species of plants in the goosefoot family.

Common names. None recognized.

Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed in most temperate regions of the world.

Host associations. It feeds on at least 43 species in the Chenopodiaceae.

Economic importance. It is particularly important on Atriplex and Chenopodium, but also attacks spinach. It has been implicated in the transmission of 5 plant viruses.

See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.


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.

Chan, C.K., A.R. Forbes, and D.A. Raworth. 1991. Aphid-transmitted viruses and their vectors of the world. Agriculture Canada Technical Bulletin 1991-3E. 1-216 pp.

Holman, J. 2009. Host Plant Catalog of Aphids, Palaearctic Region. Springer Science and Business Media B.V. 1216 pp.