Taxonomic placing: Insecta, Hemimetabola, Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha.

A superfamily of phytophagous insects that consists of 3 families, the Aphididae (the largest), the Adelgidae and the Phylloxeridae, but some authorities have proposed a somewhat different arrangement with more family names. In contrast to the Aphididae, the Adelgidae and Phylloxeridae lack siphunculi (cornicles) and produce neither honeydew nor cornicle secretions.


Bodenheimer, F.S. and swirski, E. 1957. The Aphidoidea of the Middle East. The Weizmann Science Press of Israel, Jerusalem, pp. 378.

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