is a polyphagous and widely distributed aphid species.
Common names. None recognized.
Distribution. Widespread throughout temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, and also in tropical Central and South America and in Africa.
Host associations. It has a broad host range, having been recorded from species of over 45 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on Solanaceae, especially nightshade, but also colonizes many of the same plants as its close relative, Aphis fabae, of which it is sometimes considered a subspecies. It has not been implicated in the transmission of plant viruses.
See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.