is nearly cosmopolitan and prefers feeding on rosaceous plants and species that live in or near aquatic habitats.
Common names. Waterlily aphid.
Distribution. This aphid is globally distributed, located in all but the coldest terrestrial habitats.
Host associations. It has a broad host range, having been recorded from species of at least 45 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on rosaceous plants in the spring. It has been implicated in the transmission of at least 6 plant viruses.
See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.