Submitted to: Systematic Entomology Laboratory World Wide Web Site
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2004
Publication Date: 12/1/2004
Citation: Miller, G.L., Limones, E.M., Stoetzel, M.B., Carlson, R.W., Eibl, J.M. 2004. The united states national collection of aphid insect photographs. Systematic Entomology Laboratory World Wide Web Site. 1:12/01/2004
Interpretive Summary: Aphids are an economically important group of arthropods. They are plant-feeding insects that extract plant fluids through fine tube-like mouthparts and transmit many plant pathogens. Proper identification is critical before any research or control program can be initiated. This web site is the first of its kind where photographic images can be easily searched via the internet for many different species of aphids. Since species determination of aphids depends on microscope slide-mounted, photographs of the various species are important in field related work. This site is of benefit to scientists, scale workers, nurserymen, plant inspectors, etc. around the world.
Technical Abstract: The United States National Collection of Aphid Insect Photographs web page provides queriable access to holdings of the Aphidoidea photographic archive. Nearly 250 images can easily (and quickly)be searched and accessed by way of the World Wide Web.