is an Old World polyphagous aphid species attacking mostly tropical shrubs.
Common names. None recognized.
Distribution. This aphid is distributed widely in Asia and subsaharan Africa.
Host associations. It has one of the broadest host ranges of any aphid, having been recorded from species of at least 45 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on tropical shrubs including, Pittosporum (Pittosporaceae), Aralia and Polyscias (Araliaceae), Rhododendron (Eriaceae), and Viburnum (Caprifoliaceae), but also attacks cashew, citrus, coffee, and mango. It has been implicated in the transmission of at least 2 plant viruses.
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.