is a cosmopolitan and somewhat polyphagous aphid with preference to plant species in the mustard family.
Common names. Turnip aphid, Mustard aphid.
Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed, located in all but the coldest terrestrial habitats.
Host associations. It has a moderate host range, having been recorded from species of over 10 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae), solanaceous plants (Solanaceae), cabbage, cauliflower, mustards, raddish, and turnip (Brassicaceae). It has been implicated in the transmission of at least 16 plant viruses.