Cavariella

Cavariella del Guercio

This is another genus that in North America is composed mostly of non-native species.  Life cycles usually involve Salix and Umbelliferae (Apiaceae).   Some appear to be legitimately native to north America.

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Cavariella aegopodii (Scopoli)

This is one of the common pest aphids all across North America, often feeding on carrots and other cultivated Umbelliferae.  However, it is like a handful of other introduced species that have penetrated all sorts of natural systems in North America.  I have it from many hosts and habitat types in North America and Europe.

Cavariella aegopodii from parsley in my Idaho garden in May.

Cavariella aegopodii from parsley in my Idaho garden in May.

 

Cavariella aegopodii male near Eagle, Idaho.

Cavariella aegopodii male near Eagle, Idaho.

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Cavariella digitata Hille Ris Lambers

This is one of the species of Cavariella that appears to be native to North America.  Like Hille Ris Lambers, who described it, I have found it only on Salix.  However, unlike Blackman and Eastop describe, I have found this species rather commonly on Salix in Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Alberta (Canada).

Cavariella digitata apterous vivipara near Lester Creek, Idaho.

Cavariella digitata apterous vivipara near Lester Creek, Idaho.

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