is a cosmopolitan aphid prefering rosaceous plant species and mints.
Common names. Mint aphid.
Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed, located in all but the coldest terrestrial habitats.
Host associations. It has been recorded from several species within 2 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on species of Malus and Quince (Rosaceae) and species of Mentha (Lamiaceae). It has been implicated in the transmission of 1 plant virus.
See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.