Diversity of aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Southeastern Serbia

Marijana Ilić Milošević, Vladimir Žikić, Darija Milenković, Saša S Stanković, Olivera Petrović-Obradović


Aphids represent one of the most significant pest species in agroecosystems. In this study we investigated aphid diversity in Southeastern Serbia. We recorded 132 species, mostly infesting host plants from the families Asteraceae and Rosaceae. The most diverse genus was Aphis Linnaeus with 34 species. Within this genus, the most frequently sampled species was A. fabae Scopoli. Genera Uroleucon Mordvilko, Brachycaudus van der Goot and Dysaphis Börner also represented by a large number of species.


aphids, Southeastern Serbia, species richness

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