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The presence of Aphis (Toxoptera) aurantii (Homoptera: Aphididae) in the Netherlands.

Piron, P. G. M. ; Haas, M. C. de ; Sonnemans, M. A. H. M.

Entomologische Berichten 2019 Vol 79 No. 5 pp. 162-164;


The black citrus aphid Aphis (Toxoptera) aurantii was described in 1841 from Citrus aurantium in France. From that time this aphid has also been observed in other European countries and in 1995 the species was observed for the first time in the Netherlands. The black citrus aphid is a pest of, among others, Citrus and Coffea since it damages the leaves and transmits viruses resulting in smaller trees and shrubs and fewer and smaller fruits. It has more than a hundred host plants mainly growing in the tropics and subtropics.