Subfamily: Aphidinae

This genus contains more than 400 species spread around the Northern Hemisphere.

The Aphis species are characterized by the presence of marginal tubercles on the prothorax and on the abdominal segments.

Identification of the different species is very difficult because they can be close morphologically yet different from an ecological point of view. Within the same species, the size, colour and proportions can be variable.

The Aphis colonize shrubs, herbaceous plants and a number of trees.

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 21 September 2010 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet