is a widely distributed aphid with a preference to rosaceous plant species.
Common names. Yellow rose aphid.
Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed, located in all but the coldest terrestrial habitats.
Host associations. It specializes on plant species in the Rosaceae. It also is know to feed on Lespedeza and Medicago (Fabaceae).
Economic importance. It is particularly important on cultivated and native varieties of Rosa and strawberry. It has been implicated in the transmission of at least 3 plant viruses.
See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.