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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Infraorder: Aphidomorpha
Superfamily: Aphidoidea
Family: Aphididae
Tribe: Aphidini
Genus: Rhopalosiphum
Koch, 1854

Rhopalosiphum is a genus of aphid of the family Aphididae that includes 16 species worldwide.[1] In addition to direct behavior as pests on host plants, some species are vectors for viral pathogens.[2]


Species include:[3]


  1. ^ Heie, O. E. (1997). The Aphidoidea (Hemiptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark: Family Aphididae - Subfamily Pterocommatinae and Tribe Aphidini of Subfamily Aphidinae (Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers. p. 314. ISBN 978-90-04-08088-1. 
  2. ^ Taber, S. W. (1994). "Labile behavioral evolution in a genus of agricultural pests: The Rhopalosiphum plant lice (Hemiptera: Aphididae)". Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Lanham, Maryland: Entomological Society of America. 87 (3): 311–320. 
  3. ^ "Nomina Insecta Nearctica". 1998. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  4. ^ Pérez-Hidalgo, Nicolás; Martínez-Torres, David; Collantes-Alegre, Jorge Mariano; Muller, William Villalobos; Nafría., Juan M. Nieto (2012). "A new species of Rhopalosiphum (Hemiptera, Aphididae) on Chusquea tomentosa (Poaceae, Bambusoideae) from Costa Rica.". ZooKeys. 166: 59–73. doi:10.3897/zookeys.166.2387. PMC 3272636Freely accessible. PMID 22328859. 

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