is originally an Indo-Asian aphid species.
Common names. None recognized.
Distribution. This aphid is broadly distributed from temperate to tropical regions of the Indo-Asian region, including the Phillippines, Sumatra, Taiwan, and Australia. It has been introduced into the Western Hemisphere, present in Central America, California and more recently, Florida.
Host associations. It feeds mostly on myrtaceous plant species.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on Psidium guajava and related species including, Eucalyptus, Eugenia, Rhodomyrtus, and others. It also attacks species of Ficus (Moraceae) and some species in Juglandaceae, Loranthaceae, Lythraceae, and Clusiaceae. It has not been implicated in the transmission of any plant virus.
See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.