Chapter 20. The Taxonomy of Crop Pests: The Aphids

  1. Robert G. Foottit3 and
  2. Peter H. Adler4
  1. Gary L. Miller1 and
  2. Robert G. Foottit2,3

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch20

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Miller, G. L. and Foottit, R. G. (2009) The Taxonomy of Crop Pests: The Aphids, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Systematic Entomology Laboratory, PSI, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bldg. 005, BARC-West, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA

  2. 2

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0C6, Canada

  3. 3

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211

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Keywords:

  • taxonomy of crop pests - the aphids;
  • economic importance and early taxonomy;
  • early aphid studies – a North American example;
  • recognizing aphid species;
  • DNA restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLP) in aphid taxonomy and systematics;
  • adventive aphid species;
  • insect pests of crops - well-studied biologically with taxonomy in good order;
  • complex life cycles of aphids and parthenogenetic mode of reproduction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Background

  • Economic Importance and Early Taxonomy

  • Early Aphid Studies – A North American Example

  • Recognizing Aphid Species

  • The Focus becomes Finer

  • Adventive Aphid Species

  • Conclusions

  • References