is a widely distributed aphid species known for attacking bulbs, tubers, and roots of several plant species.
Common names. Bulb-and-potato aphid.
Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed, located in all but the coldest terrestrial habitats.
Host associations. It has a narrow host range, feeding on species of over 25 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important crops in the field and in storage, such as, bulbs of Gladiolus, Tulipa, and Lilia, and tubers of potato, but also attacks a broad range of ornamentals. It has been implicated in the transmission of at least 4 plant viruses.