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Soybean aphid
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Superfamily: Aphidoidea
Family: Aphididae
Subfamily: Aphidinae
Tribe: Aphidini
Genus: Aphis
at least 600 species

Aphis is a genus of insects in the family Aphididae containing at least 600 species of aphids.[1] It includes many notorious agricultural pests, such as the soybean aphid Aphis glycines. Many species of Aphis, such as A. coreopsidis, are myrmecophiles, forming close associations with ants.[2]

Species include:

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  1. ^ Aphid Research, Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  2. ^ Altfeld, L. and P. Stiling. ( 2006). Argentine ants strongly affect some but not all common insects on Baccharis halimifolia Environmental Entomology 35:1 31-6.

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