is an aphid of temperate climates that feeds mostly on species of umbells.
Common names. None recognized.
Distribution. This aphid is distributed throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Indo-Asian region, and Africa. Recently, it has been introduced to the United States in Florida and California, and to South America in Peru.
Host associations. It has been recorded from species of 7 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on Anethum, Carum, Coriandrum (Apiaceae), but is also known to attack Mentha (Lamiaceae), Amaranthus (Amaranthaceae), and Glycine max (Fabaceae). 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.