is a temperate polyphagous aphid species.
Common names. None recognized.
Distribution. This aphid is found in Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.
Host associations. It has a broad host range, having been recorded from species of over 20 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on cucumber, pumpkin (Cucurbitaceae), cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, turnip, and other Brassica species, but also attacks a variety of ornamentals in the Asteraceae, Caryophyllaceae, and Iridaceae. It has been implicated in the transmission of 1 plant virus.
See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.
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.
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.