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Title: Catalog of the Aphid Genera Described from the New World

item Miller, Gary

Submitted to: Transactions of the American Entomological Society
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/4/2007
Publication Date: 2/19/2008
Citation: Favret, C., Miller, G.L., Nieto-Nafria, J.M. 2008. Catalog of the Aphid Genera Described from the New World. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 133:363-412.

Interpretive Summary: Aphids are agriculturally important insects not only because of their feeding damage to plants but also because of their ability to transmit plant diseases. They are directly responsible for billions of dollars of crop damage annually worldwide. It is critical in have the correct nomenclatural information for any project involving the science of an organism. This work provides a nomenclatural and bibliographic catalog of 215 scientific names of aphids from the Western Hemisphere. It is the first step in a concerted international effort to establish a list of available aphid scientific names for presentation by the aphid systematics community to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. This information will be used by regulatory agriculturalists, aphid systematists, and ecologists worldwide.

Technical Abstract: This manuscript presents a synthesis and catalogue of the genera of New World aphids (sensu stricto) from 1758 to 2004. It includes information on 215 generic and subgeneric names, type localities, bibliographic information, etymology, as well as synonymic and other nomenclatural data. Two nomenclatural discrepancies are resolved: Siphonophora acerifoliae Thomas is designated the type species of Phymatosiphum Davis and Strenaphis Quednau is proposed as a replacement name for the homonymic Stenaphis Quednau. Aphids include many serious pests of agricultural importance. This information will benefit all who are interested in their taxonomy and systematics, control, ecology, life history, pest exclusion, and pest management including horticulturists, quarantine specialists, extension agents, and state and university researchers.