Susan E. Halbert https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4341-5196
Matthew R. Moore https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6313-3690
Masakazu Sano https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7477-2570
Gary L. Miller https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5456-8097
Date of this Version
Halbert SE, Allen JS, Moore MR, Fairbanks KEO, Sano M, Miller GL. 2023. Myzus fataunae Shinji (Hemiptera: Aphididae), Pilea aphid, new to North America. Insecta Mundi 0976: 1–10.
Minute aphids belonging to the species Myzus fataunae Shinji (Hemiptera: Aphididae) were found at a nursery in Seminole County, Florida. Morphological and molecular data support this determination. The Florida population only colonized species of Pilea Lindl. in our host range experiments. It did not colonize Fatoua villosa. Nakai. Likewise, it did not colonize tested common Florida species of Urticaceae other than Pilea spp. Myzus fataunae is adventive, and it appears to be established in the United States.