is a cosmopolitan aphid species with a somewhat narrow host range.
Common names. Currant-lettuce aphid, Lettuce aphid.
Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed, located in all but the coldest terrestrial habitats.
Host associations. It has been recorded from species of 13 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on Ribes species (Grossulariaceae), but also attacks a broad range of other hosts such as Cichorium, Crepis, Hieracium, Lactuca, and Lampsana (Asteraceae), Euphrasia and Veronica (Scrophulariaceae), and Nicotiana and Petunia (Solanaceae). It has been implicated in the transmission of 4 plant viruses.
See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.