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What are these Aphids?

Asked by bryan fernandes, 01 Jun '08 10:38 pm
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Aphids, also known as plant lice, are small plant-feeding insects, members of the superfamily Aphidoidea. About 4,000 species of aphids are known, presently classified in 10 families, though historically there were many fewer, with most species included in the family Aphididae.
Answered by samron jude, 01 Jun '08 10:38 pm

 
  
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Aphids are sap-sucking insects that can be found on a very wide range of plants. They are one of the most common pests to attack garden plants. They are more commonly known as greenfly or blackfly. Some aphids attack many different types of plant, others are specific to only one or two. Gardeners hate them.
Answered by Janis, 02 Jun '08 02:33 am

 
  
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Aphids are various small, soft bodied insects of the family of Aphididae that have mouth parts specially adapted for piercing and feed by sucking sap from plants
Answered by Wolverine Logan, 01 Jun '08 10:44 pm

 
  
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"Aphid" is also the NATO reporting name for the Soviet/Russian Molniya R-60 air-to-air missile.
Aphids


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Hemiptera

Suborder: Sternorrhyncha

Superfamily: Aphidoidea


Families
There are 10 families:

Anoeciidae
Aphididae
Drepanosiphidae
Greenideidae
Hormaphididae
Lachnidae
Mindaridae
Pemphigidae
Phloeomyzidae
Thelaxidae

Aphids, also known as plant lice, are small plant-feeding insects, members of the superfamily Aphidoidea. About 4,000 species of aphids are known, presently classified in 10 families, though historically there were many fewer, with most species included in the family Aphididae. Around 250 species are serious pests for agriculture and forestry as well as an annoyance for gardeners. They vary in size from 1-10 mm long.

Aphids are distributed world-wide, but are most common in temperate zones. It is possible for aph ...more
Answered by sudesh, 02 Jun '08 06:50 am

 
  
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Aphids r small insects feeding on the sap of plants.
Answered by khushnuma, 01 Jun '08 10:57 pm

 
  
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