is nearly cosmopolitan in distribution, but of significant economic importance in warm-temperate, subtropical, and tropical climates.
Common names. Rice root 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 over 22 plant families.
Economic importance. It is particularly important on rice, corn, potato and tomato but also attacks rosaceous crops such as plum and apricot. It has been implicated in the transmission of at least 1 plant virus.
See also. Taxonomy at Aphid Species File. Aphids on the World's Plants. Literature references.