The plant-sucking bugs known as aphids include many important pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry, and also play a major part in natural food-chains.  This website integrates and fully updates the information in the above books, to provide host plant lists and keys as well as a systematic account of the world’s aphids.

CONTENTS OF WEBSITE

Preface to 1994 book

Preface to 2006 book

INTRODUCTION

  - The association between

     aphids and their host plants

  - Life cycles and polymorphism

HOST LISTS AND KEYS

Notes on the use of the section: Please read these before continuing

- The Host Plant-Aphid Lists

- The Keys

      - Morphology and Key Characters

KEY TO POLYPHAGOUS APHIDS

THE APHIDS

    -  Systematic treatment of aphid genera

    -  Regionally classified faunal works

TECHNIQUES

- Collecting methods

- Preservation and mounting

      - Labelling and storage

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX TO SPECIES NAMES OF APHIDS

 

 

A major advantage of having this information on the internet is that it will be possible to update it frequently, to correct the inevitable errors, and to take account of any suggestions for improvement received from users of the site. I therefore welcome all e-mail comments on the content of the site, and would also appreciate receiving pdfs of any newly published papers in the field of aphid taxonomy and biosystematics. Please send these to:- roger.blackman@aphidsonworldsplants.info

 

Roger Blackman is a scientific associate of the Natural History Museum, London

Victor Eastop, who was the main inspiration behind the “Aphids on the World’s Plants” books, died in March 2012. This website is dedicated to his memory.  Victor Eastop 1924-2012 -  An Appreciation

 

 

A year in the life of a birch aphid      Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Euceraphisbetulae

 

 

NEW!    APHIDS - THE CLONING EXPERTS    Four articles on aphid parthenogenesis.     

·       THE MASTERS OF CLONING

·       CHARLES BONNET AND HIS “DANAE” – the discovery of parthenogenesis

·       EGGS and EMBRYOS – how aphids develop without sex

·       THE SECOND HALF OF THE CHESSBOARD

 

 

Don’t forget that fully updated taxonomic information about aphids is available on the web.

               Visit http://aphid.speciesfile.org      Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Logo-ASF